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Medina Family History

Medina Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from any of the several places, as for example Medina-Sidonia in Cádiz province and Medina del Campo in Valladolid, so called from Arabic medina ‘city’. The surname is also borne by Sephardic Jews. DK, RS.

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

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1,205,142 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,537 Military Records
43,876 Immigration Records
179,215 Census and Voter Lists
128,869 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Medina Families

  • Number of Medina families
     264 - 526
     89 - 263
     1 - 88
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Medina families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Medina last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Medina census records

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Medina Family Origin

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Medina Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Medina

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Medina Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Medina census records

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Medina Civil War Service Records

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