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Miranda Family History

Miranda Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda ‘view’, ‘outlook’. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Aranda, Mirante, Mirando, Mina, Franca, Gironda, Morando, Morand

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Where is the Miranda family from?

You can see how Miranda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miranda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Miranda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Miranda families living in Ohio. This was about 83% of all the recorded Miranda's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Miranda families in 1840.
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What did your Miranda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Miranda. 24% of Miranda men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Miranda women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Miranda were Farmer and Operator. .

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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
  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Costurera
  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Miranda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miranda 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Miranda. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Miranda. For the veterans among your Miranda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miranda lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Miranda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Miranda in 1942 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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