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Valera Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Valera in Cuenca province and possibly also from a place with the same name in Badajoz.

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


Similar surnames: Valero, Salera, Vara, Tavera, Malara, Madera, Valeri, Manera, Valery

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Where is the Valera family from?

You can see how Valera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Valera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Valera families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 89% of all the recorded Valera's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Valera families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Valera. 49% of Valera men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    49%
  • Barber
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Labor
    8%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Valera. 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 Cards

There are 828 military records available for the last name Valera. For the veterans among your Valera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valera lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Valera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Valera in 1946 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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