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Baca Name Meaning

Spanish: variant of Vaca . Polish and Romanian; Slovak and Czech (Bača); Croatian (Bača also Baća): occupational name from Polish baca Romanian baci Slovak bača and Croatian bač(a) ‘senior shepherd’. Compare Bacha . Croatian (Baća): nickname or relationship name from baća a pet name meaning ‘(little) brother’. Hungarian: nickname from baca ‘simple-minded’ or ‘obstinate’. Albanian: nickname from bacë (definite form baca) ‘eldest brother’ or ‘father's brother’ also used as a term expressing respect for a friend or elder.

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

Similar surnames: Basa, Baba, Barca, Bacak, Vaca, Bara, Baka, Bala, Bach, Bata

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Where is the Baca family from?

You can see how Baca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Baca families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 2,124 Baca families living in New Mexico. This was about 88% of all the recorded Baca's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Baca families in 1880.
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What did your Baca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baca. 29% of Baca men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Baca women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baca were Labor 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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Baca. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Baca. For the veterans among your Baca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baca lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Baca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Baca in 1946 was 37, and 67 in 2004.

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