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Sequeira Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal named Sequeira, or (in Galicia) a topographic name from sequeira ‘arid land’, from Late Latin siccaria, a derivative of siccus ‘dry’. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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


Similar surnames: Pereira, Cerqueira, Nogueira, Teixeira, Siqueiros, Pesqueira, Perera

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Where is the Sequeira family from?

You can see how Sequeira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sequeira family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Sequeira families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Sequeira families living in Rhode Island. This was about 75% of all the recorded Sequeira's in the USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Sequeira families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sequeira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sequeira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sequeira. 36% of Sequeira men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Sequeira women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sequeira were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    36%
  • Dairyman
    24%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stitcher
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sequeira. 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 556 military records available for the last name Sequeira. For the veterans among your Sequeira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sequeira lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sequeira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Sequeira in 1950 was 66, and 71 in 2004.

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