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Raposo Family History

Raposo Name Meaning

Portuguese: variant of Raposa .

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

Similar surnames: Rapozo, Rapoza, Reposa, Raposa, Fragoso, Roso, Raso, Ramos, Jasso

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Where is the Raposo family from?

You can see how Raposo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raposo family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Raposo families living in Massachusetts. This was about 36% of all the recorded Raposo's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Raposo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raposo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raposo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raposo. 100% of Raposo men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Raposo women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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What Raposo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 854 census records available for the last name Raposo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raposo 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Raposo. 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 131 military records available for the last name Raposo. For the veterans among your Raposo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raposo lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Raposo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Raposo in 1963 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

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