Centeno Family History

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Centeno Name Meaning

Spanish: from centeno ‘rye’ (Late Latin centenum, a derivative of centum ‘hundred’, so called as the plant was supposed to be capable of producing a hundred grains on each stalk). The a surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold rye, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a field given over to the cultivation of this crop.

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

Similar surnames: Castano, Montano, Canto, Cerino, Conte, Castelo, Mente, Cervino

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Centeno Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Centeno name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Centeno. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Centeno Family Origin

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Centeno Family Occupations

What did your Centeno ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Centeno occupation in the USA was Brick Mason. 100% of Centeno's were Brick Masons.

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  • Brick Mason


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Centeno Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Centeno. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Centeno 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Centeno. 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 Centeno. For the veterans among your Centeno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Centeno Life Expectancy

What is the average Centeno lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Centeno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Centeno in 1956 was 33, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Centeno 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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