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Nunez Family History

Nunez Name Meaning

Spanish (Núñez): patronymic from the medieval personal name Nuño (see Nuno ). Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the name in 1 above at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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

Similar surnames: Nunes, Nanez, Munoz, Nuno, Yanez, Muniz, Antunez, Tune, Munz, June

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Where is the Nunez family from?

You can see how Nunez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nunez family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Nunez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 200 Nunez families living in Louisiana. This was about 56% of all the recorded Nunez's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Nunez families in 1880.
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What did your Nunez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nunez. 33% of Nunez men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Nunez women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nunez were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
  • Fur Trapper
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Nunez. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Nunez. For the veterans among your Nunez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nunez lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Nunez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nunez in 1943 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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