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Furtado Family History

Furtado Name Meaning

Portuguese: from furtado ‘illegitimate’ probably referring to an illegitimate child whose existence was concealed or to a kidnapped child. This surname is also found in western India where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fernando, Hurtado, Jurado, Morgado, Criado, Curto, Prado, Murto

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Where is the Furtado family from?

You can see how Furtado families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furtado family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Furtado families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Furtado families living in California. This was about 38% of all the recorded Furtado's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Furtado families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Furtado surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Furtado ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Furtado. 28% of Furtado men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Furtado women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furtado were Carpenter and Stitcher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Stitcher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Furtado. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Furtado. For the veterans among your Furtado ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furtado lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Furtado life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Furtado in 1944 was 35, and 80 in 2004.

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