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Nogueira Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of numerous places in Portugal and Galicia so named from nogueira ‘walnut tree’ (Late Latin nucarius, from nux, genitive nucis, ‘nut’).

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

Similar surnames: Noguera, Sequeira, Figueira, Moreira, Higuera, Barreira, Moura

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Where is the Nogueira family from?

You can see how Nogueira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nogueira family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Nogueira families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Nogueira families living in Massachusetts. This was about 23% of all the recorded Nogueira's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Nogueira families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nogueira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nogueira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Weaver and Cigar Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nogueira. 31% of Nogueira men worked as a Weaver and 60% of Nogueira women worked as a Cigar Maker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nogueira were Manager and Sewer.

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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

  • Weaver
  • Laborer
  • Depandiente
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cigar Maker
  • Sewer
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Census Records

There are 792 census records available for the last name Nogueira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nogueira 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nogueira. 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 174 military records available for the last name Nogueira. For the veterans among your Nogueira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nogueira lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nogueira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Nogueira in 1958 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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