Tejada Family History

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Tejada Name Meaning

Spanish: probably a habitational name from a place named Tejada, most likely the one in Burgos province but possibly the one in Huelva province, so named from a derivative of teja ‘(roof) tile’.

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

Similar surnames: Tejeda, Tejera, Merida, Prada, Seda, Rada, Weeda, Perala, Retana

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Tejada Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tejada name?

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

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  • Spain


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Tejada Family Origin

Where is the Tejada family from?

Tejada Family Occupations

What did your Tejada ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tejada family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tejada. The most common Tejada occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Tejada's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Tejada Historical Records

What Tejada family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Tejada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tejada 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Tejada. 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 406 military records available for the last name Tejada. For the veterans among your Tejada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tejada Life Expectancy

What is the average Tejada lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Tejada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tejada in 1956 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tejada

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tejada 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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