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Cuba Name Meaning

Portuguese Asturian-Leonese Galician and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places in Portugal (in the provinces of Alentejo and Beira Baixa) or Spain (in Aragon Asturias and Galicia) named Cuba from cuba ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa). Americanized form of Polish Czech Slovak Sorbian and Jewish Kuba . Czech and Slovak (Čuba): nickname (or metonymic occupational name for a furrier) from archaic čuba (a byform of šuba) ‘wolfskin’ (compare Suba ). As a Czech name it may also be an unflattering nickname from čuba ‘bitch (both a female dog and a whore)’ and as a Slovak name a nickname or a topographic name from čuba ‘top of a tree or hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cubas, Cura, Juba, Chuba, Cota, Cea, Mula, Cueva, Cora, Cuda

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Where is the Cuba family from?

You can see how Cuba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cuba family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cuba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Cuba families living in Louisiana. This was about 27% of all the recorded Cuba's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Cuba families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cuba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cuba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cuba. 26% of Cuba men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Cuba women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cuba were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Cocinera
  • Stenographer
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What Cuba family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cuba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cuba 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cuba. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Cuba. For the veterans among your Cuba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cuba lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cuba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cuba in 1955 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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