Pestana Family History

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Pestana Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish (Pestaña): from Portuguese pestana, Spanish pestaña ‘eyelash’, also in the Middle Ages ‘eyebrow’, hence a nickname for someone who had long eyelashes or bushy eyebrows.

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

Similar surnames: Perna, Castano, Espana, Fontana, Castagna, Espada, Pastrana, Retana

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Pestana Family Origin

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Pestana Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Pestana occupation in the USA was Lawyer. 100% of Pestana's were Lawyers.

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Pestana Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pestana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pestana 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pestana. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pestana. For the veterans among your Pestana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pestana Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pestana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Pestana in 1954 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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