Medina Family History

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Medina Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the several places, as for example Medina-Sidonia in Cádiz province and Medina del Campo in Valladolid, so called from Arabic medina ‘city’. The surname is also borne by Sephardic Jews.

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

Similar surnames: Medin, Mina, Pecina, Molina, Merida, Mena, Merin, Messina, Reina

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Medina Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Medina name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Medina Family Origin

Where is the Medina family from?

Medina Family Occupations

What did your Medina ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Medina. The most common Medina occupation in the USA was Laborer. 48% of Medina's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Medina family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Medina Historical Records

What Medina family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 180,000 census records available for the last name Medina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medina 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 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Medina. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Medina. For the veterans among your Medina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Medina Life Expectancy

What is the average Medina lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Medina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Medina in 1942 was 40, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Medina

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Medina 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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