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Madrid Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from what is now Spain’s principal city. Throughout the Middle Ages it was of only modest size and importance, and did not become the capital of Spain until 1561. Its name is of uncertain origin, most probably a derivative of Late Latin matrix, genitive matricis ‘riverbed’, much changed by Arabic mediation. Compare Madrigal. There are other, smaller places of the same name in the provinces of Burgos and Santander, and these may also be sources of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Marin, Madril, Mario, Marie, Mauri, Maria, Maurin, Marrin, Maris

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Where is the Madrid family from?

You can see how Madrid families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madrid family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Madrid families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Madrid family living in Florida Territory. This was about 50% of all the recorded Madrid's in the USA. Florida Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Madrid families in 1840.
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What did your Madrid ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Madrid. 40% of Madrid men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Madrid women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madrid were Truck Driver and Servant.

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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

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Servant
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Madrid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madrid census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Madrid. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Madrid. For the veterans among your Madrid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Madrid lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Madrid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Madrid in 1943 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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