Soares Family History

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Soares Name Meaning

Portuguese: occupational name from soeiro ‘swineherd’, Latin suerius. English: patronymic from a nickname for someone with reddish hair, from Anglo-Norman French sor ‘chestnut (color)’.

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

Similar surnames: Sales, Goates, Stakes, Mares, Moores, Staves, Szarek, Torres, Sours

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Soares Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Soares name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Soares. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Soares Family Origin

Where is the Soares family from?

Soares Family Occupations

What did your Soares ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Soares occupation in the USA was At School. 25% of Soares's were At Schools. At School, Brick Maker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soares. A less common occupation for the Soares family was Money Broker.

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  • At School

  • Brick Maker

  • Farmer

  • Money Broker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Soares ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Soares Historical Records

What Soares family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Soares. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soares census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Soares. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Soares. For the veterans among your Soares ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soares Life Expectancy

What is the average Soares lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Soares life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Soares in 1943 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soares ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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