Medeiros Family History

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Medeiros Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of various places named Medeiros, from Portuguese and Galician medeiro ‘place where shocks of maize are gathered’ (a derivative of meda ‘shock’, ‘stack’, Latin meta ‘(pyramid-shaped) post’).

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

Similar surnames: Madeiros, Viveiros, Madeira, Medero, Medearis, Renderos, Madera

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Medeiros Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Medeiros name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Medeiros Family Origin

Where is the Medeiros family from?

Medeiros Family Occupations

What did your Medeiros ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Medeiros occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Medeiros's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Medeiros Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Medeiros. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medeiros 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Medeiros. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Medeiros. For the veterans among your Medeiros ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Medeiros Life Expectancy

What is the average Medeiros lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Medeiros life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Medeiros in 1941 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Medeiros 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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