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Carvajal Family History

Carvajal Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived near an oak grove from a collective noun derivative of carvallo ‘oak’ or a habitational name from a place so named for example two places in Málaga province. Compare Carbajal .

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


Similar surnames: Carbajal, Carvalho, Canal, Calvano, Cardosa, Careaga, Carrara

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Where is the Carvajal family from?

You can see how Carvajal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carvajal family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Carvajal families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Carvajal families living in Texas. This was about 70% of all the recorded Carvajal's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Carvajal families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carvajal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carvajal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carvajal. 32% of Carvajal men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Carvajal women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carvajal were Houseboy 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
    32%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Janitor
    16%
  • Houseboy
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    43%
  • New Worker
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Carvajal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carvajal 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Carvajal. 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 507 military records available for the last name Carvajal. For the veterans among your Carvajal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carvajal lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carvajal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Carvajal in 1944 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

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