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Santa Cruz Name Meaning

Spanish (also Santacruz): habitational name from any of numerous places named with Santa Cruz ‘holy cross’, from the dedication of a local church or shrine.

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


Similar surnames: Santa Croce, Santa Ana, Santibanez, Santa Maria, Santangelo

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Santa Cruz Family Origin

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Santa Cruz Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    22%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Farm Hand

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

In 1880, the most common Santa Cruz occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 22% of Santa Cruz's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Blacksmith and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Santa Cruz. A less common occupation for the Santa Cruz family was Farmer.

Source: Census data for Santa Cruz | Data not to scale

Santa Cruz Historical Records

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Santa Cruz Life Expectancy

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