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Montano Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname or topographic name from the adjective montano ‘from the mountains’. Italian: topographic name from montano ‘mountain’ or a habitational name from a place called Montano in particular Montano Antilia in Salerno province or the district of Caianello in Caserta so named. Italian: from the personal name Montano from Latin Montanus from the adjective montanus ‘pertaining to a mountain’ (a derivative of mons ‘mountain’ genitive montis).

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


Similar surnames: Montesano, Montana, Montalbo, Montagna, Montalto, Morano, Montante

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Where is the Montano family from?

You can see how Montano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Montano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Montano families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 403 Montano families living in New Mexico. This was about 94% of all the recorded Montano's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Montano families in 1880.
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What did your Montano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Montano. 38% of Montano men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Montano women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Montano were New Worker 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
    38%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Montano. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Montano. For the veterans among your Montano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Montano lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Montano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Montano in 1945 was 30, and 66 in 2004.

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