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Medeiros Family History

Medeiros Name Meaning
Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of various places named Medeiros, from Portuguese and Galician medeiro ‘place where shocks of maize are gathered’ (a derivative of meda ‘shock’, ‘stack’, Latin meta ‘(pyramid-shaped) post’).

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

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78,270 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,385 Military Records
10,639 Immigration Records
13,100 Census and Voter Lists
37,376 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Medeiros Families

  • Number of Medeiros families
     138 - 274
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Medeiros Family Origin

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Medeiros Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Medeiros

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Medeiros Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Medeiros census records

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Military Service by Medeiros

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