Nunez Family History

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Nunez Name Meaning

Spanish (Núñez): patronymic from the personal name Nuño (see Nuno).

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

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

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Nunez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nunez name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Nunez Family Origin

Where is the Nunez family from?

Nunez Family Occupations

What did your Nunez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nunez occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Nunez's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nunez. A less common occupation for the Nunez family was Shepard.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Shepard


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

Nunez Historical Records

What Nunez family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Nunez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nunez 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 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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Draft Card

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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Nunez Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nunez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nunez 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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