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Catalan Family History

Catalan Name Meaning
Spanish (Catalán): regional name for someone from Catalonia (Spanish Cataluña).

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

55,689 Historical Documents with Catalan on Ancestry.com
46,960 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
243 Military Records
961 Immigration Records
4,043 Census and Voter Lists
3,482 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Catalan Families

  • Number of Catalan families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Catalan last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Catalan last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Catalan census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Catalan Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Catalan families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Catalan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Catalan families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Catalan

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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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Catalan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Catalan census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Catalan ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Catalan

Did the Catalans fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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