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Seminara Name Meaning

South Italian (most common in Calabria and Sicily): habitational name from any of the places in Reggio Calabria called Seminara.

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


Similar surnames: Sciara, Sinatra, Semeraro, Semper, Sinagra, De Naro, Sequeira, Demara

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Where is the Seminara family from?

You can see how Seminara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seminara family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Seminara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Seminara families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Seminara's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Seminara families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seminara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seminara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seminara. 17% of Seminara men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Seminara women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seminara were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Barber
    17%
  • Presser
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    46%
  • Operator
    37%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Seminara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seminara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Seminara. 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 346 military records available for the last name Seminara. For the veterans among your Seminara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seminara lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Seminara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seminara in 1963 was 68, and 50 in 2004.

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