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Paulo Family History

Paulo Name Meaning

Portuguese and Basque: from the personal name Paulo, from Latin Paulus (see Paul).

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


Similar surnames: Paul, Pauli, Paulos, Paule, Paolo, Paula, Pablo, Pallo, Pauls

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Where is the Paulo family from?

You can see how Paulo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paulo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Paulo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Paulo families living in California. This was about 40% of all the recorded Paulo's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Paulo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paulo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paulo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Paulo. 43% of Paulo men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Paulo women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paulo were Labor and Clerk.

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    28%
  • School Teacher
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
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What Paulo family records will you find?

Census Records

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

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What is the average Paulo lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Paulo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Paulo in 1963 was 71, and 61 in 2004.

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