Castaneda Family History

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Castaneda Name Meaning

Spanish and Asturian-Leonese (Castañeda): habitational name from any of various places in Santander, Asturies, and Salamanca, named with castañeda, a collective of castaña ‘chestnut’.

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

Similar surnames: Castano, Castilleja, Castanon, Casanova, Aranda, Canedo, Casteneda

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Castaneda Family Origin

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Castaneda Family Occupations

What did your Castaneda ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Castaneda occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Castaneda's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Shepherd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Castaneda. A less common occupation for the Castaneda family was Brick Mason.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Shepherd

  • Brick Mason


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Castaneda ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Castaneda Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Castaneda Life Expectancy

What is the average Castaneda lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Castaneda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Castaneda in 1940 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Castaneda

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Castaneda ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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