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Cerqueira Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of various places named Cerquerira, in most cases from a Latin derivative of quercus ‘oak’. The family name also occurs in Sicily, probably of the same origin.

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

Similar surnames: Sequeira, Carreira, Pesqueira, Carrera, Teixeira, Ferrera, Cervera

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cerqueira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Cerqueira. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 70 census records available for the last name Cerqueira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerqueira 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 826 immigration records available for the last name Cerqueira. 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 41 military records available for the last name Cerqueira. For the veterans among your Cerqueira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cerqueira lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cerqueira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cerqueira in 1940 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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