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Lopez Family History

Lopez Name Meaning
Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

6,964,530 Historical Documents with Lopez on Ancestry.com
5,420,006 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
68,208 Military Records
274,985 Immigration Records
718,443 Census and Voter Lists
482,888 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lopez Families

  • Number of Lopez families
     1,004 - 2,006
     335 - 1,003
     1 - 334
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lopez families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lopez families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lopez Family Origin

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Lopez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Lopez

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Lopez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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