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Candelaria Name Meaning

from the Marian epithet (Maria de la) Candelaria, referring to the Catholic feast of the Purification of the Virgin. The name derives from Latin candela ‘candle’, since on this day candles were blessed by a priest and then lit to invoke the protection of the Virgin Mary. habitational name from a place in Tenerife called Canelaria.

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


Similar surnames: Candelario, Candela, Candia, Vanderark, Cardella, Canela, Anastasia

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Candelaria Family Origin

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Candelaria Family Occupations

What did your Candelaria ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Candelaria. A less common occupation for the Candelaria family was Keep House. The most common Candelaria occupation in the USA was Laborer. 54% of Candelaria's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keep House

    5%

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Candelaria Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Candelaria. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Candelaria census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Candelaria. 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 Card

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

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Candelaria Life Expectancy

What is the average Candelaria lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Candelaria life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Candelaria in 1947 was 36, and 65 in 2004.

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