Congo Family History

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Congo Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. It occurs in Dutch records of New Netherland as a name of African slaves: Simon and Manuel Congo.

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


Similar surnames: Rong, Tong, Song, Londo, Bonzo, Jong, Conto, Como, Monzo, Bango

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Congo Family Origin

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Congo Family Occupations

What did your Congo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Congo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 28% of Congo's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Congo. A less common occupation for the Congo family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

    28%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Congo Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Congo Life Expectancy

What is the average Congo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Congo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Congo in 1944 was 40, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Congo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Congo 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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