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Meneses Family History

Meneses Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from Meneses de Campos (Palencia, Castile), or for an ethnic name for someone from the Mena valley in Burgos.Portuguese: habitational name from any of the several places named Meneses in Portugal.

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

118,696 Historical Documents with Meneses on Ancestry.com
87,272 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
396 Military Records
2,313 Immigration Records
4,205 Census and Voter Lists
24,510 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Meneses Families

  • Number of Meneses families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    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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Meneses Family Origin

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Meneses Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Meneses

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Meneses Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Meneses census records

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Military Service by Meneses

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