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Raposa Family History

Raposa Name Meaning

Portuguese:: habitational name from Raposa a town in Portugal. nickname for a cunning person or else for someone with reddish brown hair from raposa ‘fox’. Compare Rapoza and Reposa .

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


Similar surnames: Rapa, Posa, Rosa, Ramos, Ragosta, Lapa, Rokos, Rapport, Carota

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Where is the Raposa family from?

You can see how Raposa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raposa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Raposa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Raposa family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Raposa's in USA. California had the highest population of Raposa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raposa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raposa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raposa. 22% of Raposa men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Raposa women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raposa were Farmer and Operator. .

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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
    22%
  • Doffer
    8%
  • Weaver
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
    20%
  • Sewer
    12%
  • Inspector
    9%
  • Operator
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raposa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raposa 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Raposa. 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 680 military records available for the last name Raposa. For the veterans among your Raposa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raposa lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Raposa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Raposa in 1943 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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