Nunes Family History

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Nunes Name Meaning

Portuguese or Galician: patronymic from the personal name Nuno.

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

Similar surnames: Nunez, Nuno, Kunes, Antunes, Jukes, Muns, Naves, Tukes, Aynes, Manes

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Nunes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nunes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nunes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Nunes Family Origin

Where is the Nunes family from?

Nunes Family Occupations

What did your Nunes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nunes. A less common occupation for the Nunes family was Cigar Maker. The most common Nunes occupation in the USA was Laborer. 37% of Nunes's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Cigar Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nunes ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nunes Historical Records

What Nunes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Nunes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nunes 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Nunes. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nunes. For the veterans among your Nunes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nunes Life Expectancy

What is the average Nunes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Nunes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nunes in 1942 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nunes 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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