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Encarnacion Name Meaning

Spanish (Encarnación): from a Christian religious byname or a female personal name from encarnación ‘incarnation’ (from Latin incarnatio from incarnare ‘to make flesh’ a derivative of caro genitive carnis flesh) forming one of the epithets of the Virgin Mary (María de la Encarnación ‘Mary of the Incarnation’). The surname may also be a reference to a local church dedicated to the Virgin Mary bearing this title.

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


Similar surnames: Carrion, Carcione, Caracci, Scanio, Carraro, Escandon, Naragon

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Where is the Encarnacion family from?

You can see how Encarnacion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Encarnacion family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Encarnacion families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Encarnacion families living in New Mexico. This was about 89% of all the recorded Encarnacion's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Encarnacion families in 1880.
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What did your Encarnacion ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Novicia were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Encarnacion. 18% of Encarnacion men worked as a Labrador and 21% of Encarnacion women worked as a Novicia. Some less common occupations for Americans named Encarnacion were Laborer and Costurera. .

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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

  • Labrador
    18%
  • Labrador
    14%
  • Jornalero
    13%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Novicia
    21%
  • Sirvienta
    21%
  • Domstico
    13%
  • Costurera
    13%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 821 military records available for the last name Encarnacion. For the veterans among your Encarnacion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Encarnacion lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Encarnacion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Encarnacion in 1949 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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