Guerra Family History

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Guerra Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: nickname for a belligerent person or for a soldier, from guerra ‘war’. In some cases the Italian name may represent a short form of various compound personal names containing this element, for example Vinciguèrra. The Iberian name may in some cases reflect a misinterpretation of the Basque base ezquerra, esquerra, from esker ‘left-handed’. Basque: Castilianized form of Basque Gerra, a topographic name for someone who lived in a break or depression in a range of hills, from Basque gerri ‘waist’.

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

Similar surnames: Serra, Guevara, Guerry, Guerin, Gera, Guardia, German, Guerro, Cerra

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Guerra Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Guerra name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Italy


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Guerra Family Origin

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Guerra Family Occupations

What did your Guerra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Guerra family was Keeping House. The most common Guerra occupation in the USA was Laborer. 35% of Guerra's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Stock Raiser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guerra.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Stock Raiser

  • Keeping House


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Guerra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Guerra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guerra 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 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Guerra. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Guerra. For the veterans among your Guerra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guerra Life Expectancy

What is the average Guerra lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Guerra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Guerra in 1944 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guerra 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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