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Santa Cruz Name Meaning

Spanish (also Santacruz): habitational name from any of numerous places named with Santa Cruz ‘holy cross’, from the dedication of a local church or shrine.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Santa Croce, Santa Ana, Santibanez, Santa Maria, Santangelo

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Santa Cruz Family Origin

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Santa Cruz Family Occupations

What did your Santa Cruz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Santa Cruz family was Farmer. The most common Santa Cruz occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 22% of Santa Cruz's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Blacksmith and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Santa Cruz.

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  • Keeping House

    22%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Farm Hand

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Santa Cruz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Santa Cruz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Santa Cruz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santa Cruz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Santa Cruz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Santa Cruz. For the veterans among your Santa Cruz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Santa Cruz Life Expectancy

What is the average Santa Cruz lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Santa Cruz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Santa Cruz in 1967 was 63, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santa Cruz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santa Cruz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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