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Molina Family History

Molina Name Meaning

Spanish Catalan and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places called Molina in particular the one in Guadalajara province. This surname is also found in France (compare Moline ). For certain Jewish families this is an adoption of the Iberian surname at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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


Similar surnames: Molinar, Molino, Moline, Oliva, Mina, Molin, Salina, Molla, Milia

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Where is the Molina family from?

You can see how Molina families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molina family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Molina families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Molina family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Molina's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Molina families in 1840.
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What did your Molina ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Molina. 34% of Molina men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Molina women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molina were Farm Laborer and Laborer. .

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Labrador
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Molina. 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 Molina. For the veterans among your Molina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molina lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Molina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Molina in 1942 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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