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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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Where is the Medeiros family from?

You can see how Medeiros families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Medeiros family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Medeiros families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Medeiros families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Medeiros's in the USA. California had the highest population of Medeiros families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Medeiros surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Medeiros ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Medeiros. 24% of Medeiros men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Medeiros women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Medeiros were Weaver and Presser.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Weaver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    12%
  • Stitcher
    8%
  • Weaver
    5%
  • Presser
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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