Santiago Family History

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Santiago Name Meaning

Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named for the dedication of their churches to St. James (Sant Iago). The apostle St. James the Greater is the patron saint of Spain; there is a medieval legend that, after the death of Christ, he did not meet a speedy end under Herod Agrippa, but visited and evangelized the Iberian peninsula. His alleged burial site at Compostela has been a place of pilgrimage from all over Europe for over a thousand years.

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

Similar surnames: Santizo, De Santiago, Pantano, Santana, Santa, Sandino, Salto

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Santiago Family Origin

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Santiago Family Occupations

What did your Santiago ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farm Laborer and Clerk In Cigar Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Santiago. The most common Santiago occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Santiago's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Santiago family was Miner.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Clerk In Cigar Factory

  • Miner


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

Santiago Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 316,000 census records available for the last name Santiago. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santiago 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 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Santiago. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Santiago. For the veterans among your Santiago ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Santiago Life Expectancy

What is the average Santiago lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Santiago life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Santiago in 1942 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santiago

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santiago 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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