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Guerra Family History

Guerra Name Meaning
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: nickname for a belligerent person or for a soldier, from guerra ‘war’. In some cases the Italian name may represent a short form of various compound personal names containing this element, for example Vinciguèrra. The Iberian name may in some cases reflect a misinterpretation of the Basque base ezquerra, esquerra, from esker ‘left-handed’.Basque: Castilianized form of Basque Gerra, a topographic name for someone who lived in a break or depression in a range of hills, from Basque gerri ‘waist’.

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

578,013 Historical Documents with Guerra on Ancestry.com
388,775 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,824 Military Records
35,181 Immigration Records
42,772 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Guerra Families

  • Number of Guerra families
     216 - 430
     73 - 215
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Guerra families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Guerra last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Guerra Family Origin

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Guerra Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Guerra

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Guerra Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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