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Napoleon Name Meaning

French (Napoléon) and Spanish (Napoleón): from a Corsican personal name (see Napoleone). It was made famous by the French Emperor Napoleon (1769–1821), and in some cases may have been adopted as a surname in his honor.

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


Similar surnames: Napoleone, Apostol, Napoles, Nolen, Naillon, Apollo, Falcon, Nolet

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Napoleon Family Origin

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Napoleon Family Occupations

What did your Napoleon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Napoleon family was Farming. The most common Napoleon occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Napoleon's were Laborers. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Napoleon.

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  • Laborer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Cook

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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Napoleon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Napoleon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Napoleon 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Napoleon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Napoleon. For the veterans among your Napoleon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Napoleon Life Expectancy

What is the average Napoleon lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Napoleon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Napoleon in 1957 was 71, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Napoleon 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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