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Maratea Name Meaning

Italian (southern): habitational name from Maratea a place in Potenza province named from Greek marathon ‘fennel’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Arata, Zarate, Carota, Maren, Tarte, Martel, Garate, Aranda, Morea

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Where is the Maratea family from?

You can see how Maratea families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maratea family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Maratea families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Maratea family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Maratea's in USA. New York had the highest population of Maratea families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maratea surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maratea ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Tailor and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maratea. 28% of Maratea men worked as a Tailor and 50% of Maratea women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maratea were Butcher and Stitcher. .

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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

  • Tailor
    28%
  • Clerk
    28%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Butcher
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    50%
  • Stitcher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 659 census records available for the last name Maratea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maratea 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 265 immigration records available for the last name Maratea. 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 267 military records available for the last name Maratea. For the veterans among your Maratea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maratea lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Maratea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Maratea in 1959 was 65, and 80 in 2004.

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