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Aguilar Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places called Aguilar, from Latin aquilare ‘haunt of eagles’ (a derivative of aquila ‘eagle’), for example Aguilar de Campo in Palencia, Aguilar de la Frontera in Córdoba, and Aguilar de Segarra in Catalonia.

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


Similar surnames: Aguiar, Aguila, Aquila, Aguilera, Aquilar, Avila, Agar, Arcila

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Where is the Aguilar family from?

You can see how Aguilar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aguilar family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Aguilar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Aguilar family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Aguilar's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Aguilar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aguilar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aguilar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Aguilar. 43% of Aguilar men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Aguilar women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aguilar were Labor and Laborer. .

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Aguilar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aguilar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Aguilar. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Aguilar. For the veterans among your Aguilar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aguilar lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Aguilar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aguilar in 1942 was 33, and 69 in 2004.

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