Sotelo Family History

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Sotelo Name Meaning

Spanish: Castilianized form of Galician Soutelo, a habitational name from any of numerous places so called in Galicia, from a diminutive of souto, Spanish soto ‘grove’, ‘small wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Soto, Otero, Sotello, Ravelo, Cowell, Somes, Stowell, Soll, Botello

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Sotelo Family Origin

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Sotelo Family Occupations

What did your Sotelo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Gardner and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sotelo. The most common Sotelo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Sotelo's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sotelo family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardner

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Sotelo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sotelo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sotelo 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sotelo. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sotelo. For the veterans among your Sotelo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sotelo Life Expectancy

What is the average Sotelo lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sotelo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Sotelo in 1953 was 26, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sotelo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sotelo 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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