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Tafoya Name Meaning

Hispanic (Mexico): variant of Tafolla . In the US this surname is also found among Native Americans (Pueblos) in NM.

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

Similar surnames: Tafolla, Joya, Raya, Tabora, Lafoy, Tapia, Lamora, Troy, Tacy, Toye

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Where is the Tafoya family from?

You can see how Tafoya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tafoya family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Tafoya families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 510 Tafoya families living in New Mexico. This was about 90% of all the recorded Tafoya's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Tafoya families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tafoya surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tafoya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Pottery Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tafoya. 45% of Tafoya men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Tafoya women worked as a Pottery Maker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tafoya were Miner and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Pottery Maker
  • Seamstress
  • Servant
  • Housework
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 708 immigration records available for the last name Tafoya. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tafoya. For the veterans among your Tafoya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tafoya lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tafoya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tafoya in 1949 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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