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Montes Name Meaning

Spanish (also Montés); Portuguese (also Montês): topographic name for a mountain dweller from the plural form of Monte ‘mountain’ or from the adjective Spanish montés Portuguese montês ‘of the mountain’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Montesi, Monte, Mente, Mont, Montez, Gentes, Monge, Mynes, Monts

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Where is the Montes family from?

You can see how Montes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Montes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Montes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 97 Montes families living in Texas. This was about 46% of all the recorded Montes's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Montes families in 1880.
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What did your Montes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Montes. 40% of Montes men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Montes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Montes were Labrador and Presser. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Labrador

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Presser
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Montes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Montes 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Montes. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Montes. For the veterans among your Montes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Montes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Montes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Montes in 1945 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

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