Madera Family History

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Madera Name Meaning

Spanish and Asturian-Leonese: from madera ‘wood’, ‘timber’ (from Late Latin materia), probably applied as a topographic name or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example La Madera in Asturies. Czech (Madera): ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).

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


Similar surnames: Macera, Madeira, Mander, Madero, Mader, Manera, Madara, Madaras

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Madera Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Madera name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South

    16%

  • Spain

    15%

  • England & Wales

    13%

  • Portugal

    10%

  • Italy

    8%

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Madera Family Origin

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Madera Family Occupations

What did your Madera ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Madera family was Stone Mason. The most common Madera occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Madera's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Madera.

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Miner

    9%
  • Stone Mason

    9%

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

Madera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Madera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madera 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Madera. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Madera. For the veterans among your Madera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madera Life Expectancy

What is the average Madera lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Madera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Madera in 1956 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Madera

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madera 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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