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Abreu Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from a place called Abreu in Minho province.

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


Similar surnames: Arel, Ares, Abram, Streu, Abney, Akre, Airey, Abril, Aprea, Abe

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Where is the Abreu family from?

You can see how Abreu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abreu family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Abreu families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Abreu families living in New Mexico. This was about 96% of all the recorded Abreu's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Abreu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abreu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abreu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Abreu. 44% of Abreu men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Abreu women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abreu were Foreman and Teacher. .

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Electrician
    7%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
    24%
  • Sirvienta
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Abreu. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Abreu. For the veterans among your Abreu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abreu lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Abreu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Abreu in 1952 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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