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Madeira Name Meaning

Portuguese: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from madeira ‘wood’, ‘timber’ (Late Latin materia, from classical Latin materies ‘material’, ‘substance’). local name from the island of Madeira, which was named with Portuguese madeira ‘timber’ because of the timber that grew there. The island was colonized in the 15th century under the patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator.

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


Similar surnames: Madera, Caldeira, Mader, Mander, Medeiros, Macera, Manera, Maia

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Madeira Family Origin

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Madeira Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Asst Treas. City

    3%
  • Atty At Law

    3%

In 1880, the most common Madeira occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Madeira's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Asst Treas. City were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Madeira. A less common occupation for the Madeira family was Atty At Law.

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Madeira Historical Records

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Madeira Life Expectancy

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