Nantes Family History

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Nantes Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Dantes, Antes, Gates, Ganter, Panter, Mantel, Santos, Naves, Anthes

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Nantes Family Origin

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Nantes Family Occupations

What did your Nantes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nantes. 37% of Nantes men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Nantes women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nantes were Farmer and House Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Electrician Helper
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stitcher
    67%
  • House Keeper
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nantes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nantes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nantes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 555 immigration records available for the last name Nantes. 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 Card

There are 688 military records available for the last name Nantes. For the veterans among your Nantes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nantes Life Expectancy

What is the average Nantes lifespan?

Between 1966 and 1997, in the United States, Nantes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Nantes in 1966 was 79, and 72 in 1997.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nantes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nantes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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