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Mendoza Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from several places in the provinces of Arava and Biscay called Mendoza, named with Basque mendi ‘mountain’ + otz ‘cold’ + the definite article -a.

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

Similar surnames: Mendiola, Mendola, Amendola, Mendosa, Bedoya, Mondor, Hendon, Endorf

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Where is the Mendoza family from?

You can see how Mendoza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mendoza family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Mendoza families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 67 Mendoza families living in California. This was about 25% of all the recorded Mendoza's in USA. California had the highest population of Mendoza families in 1880.
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What did your Mendoza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mendoza. 37% of Mendoza men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Mendoza women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mendoza were Labor and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Mendoza. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Mendoza. For the veterans among your Mendoza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mendoza lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mendoza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mendoza in 1942 was 33, and 65 in 2004.

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