Cunha Family History

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Cunha Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from one of the numerous places called Cunha; the ancient form is Cuinha, probably meaning ‘kitchen’ (Latin culina).

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

Similar surnames: Dunham, Concha, Cuba, Cura, Luna, Canham, Kunda, Cueva, Cuenca, Cuva

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Cunha Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cunha name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Cunha Family Origin

Where is the Cunha family from?

Cunha Family Occupations

What did your Cunha ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cunha family was Mining. The most common Cunha occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Cunha's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cunha.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Mining


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

Cunha Historical Records

What Cunha family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cunha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cunha 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cunha. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cunha. For the veterans among your Cunha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cunha Life Expectancy

What is the average Cunha lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cunha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cunha in 1953 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cunha

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cunha 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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