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Cartagena Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Cartagena in Murcia.

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


Similar surnames: Camarena, Cartaya, Castaneda, Catena, Castano, Santa Ana, Cortina

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Where is the Cartagena family from?

You can see how Cartagena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cartagena family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Cartagena families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Cartagena families living in California. This was about 2% of all the recorded Cartagena's in USA. California had the highest population of Cartagena families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cartagena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cartagena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cartagena. 43% of Cartagena men worked as a Labrador and 34% of Cartagena women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cartagena were Laborer and Costurera. .

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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

  • Labrador
    43%
  • Jornalero
    16%
  • Agricultor
    14%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sirvienta
    34%
  • Costurera In Hogar
    25%
  • Domestica
    25%
  • Costurera
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cartagena. 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 Cartagena. For the veterans among your Cartagena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cartagena lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cartagena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cartagena in 1963 was 63, and 70 in 2004.

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