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Alfaro Family History

Alfaro Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a place in Logroño province named Alfaro, apparently from Arabic al ‘the’ + Old Spanish faro ‘beacon’, ‘lighthouse’.

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

Similar surnames: Faro, Alfano, Aliano, Alvaro, Albano, Alamo, Albro, Alford, Lo Faro

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Where is the Alfaro family from?

You can see how Alfaro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alfaro family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Alfaro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Alfaro families living in Texas. This was about 74% of all the recorded Alfaro's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Alfaro families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alfaro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alfaro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alfaro. 50% of Alfaro men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Alfaro women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alfaro were Waiter and Orange Packer.

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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
  • Picker
  • Farmer
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Orange Packer
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Alfaro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alfaro 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Alfaro. 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 Alfaro. For the veterans among your Alfaro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alfaro lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Alfaro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Alfaro in 1944 was 23, and 70 in 2004.

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