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Puente Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puente, from puente ‘bridge’.

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


Similar surnames: Puentes, Fuente, Puerto, Fuentes, Ponte, Puerta, Puett, Penne

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Where is the Puente family from?

You can see how Puente families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puente family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Puente families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Puente families living in Texas. This was about 58% of all the recorded Puente's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Puente families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Puente surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Puente ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Puente. 44% of Puente men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Puente women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Puente were Helper and Helper.

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Helper
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Helper
    13%
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What Puente family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Puente. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puente 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Puente. 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 Puente. For the veterans among your Puente ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Puente lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Puente life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Puente in 1952 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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