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Toledo Name Meaning

Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from the city in central Spain, which was the capital of the Visigothic state between the 6th and 8th centuries. Its role declined for three centuries after the Muslim invasion of Spain, until it was taken as the capital of the kingdom of Castile between the 11th and 16th centuries. It was a major cultural and political center throughout the Middle Ages, and was also the home of an important Jewish community. The place name, first recorded in Latin as Toletum, is of obscure etymology, possibly connected with Toleto in Piedmont; Jewish tradition connects it with Hebrew toledot ‘generations’, but this is no more than folk etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Toledano, Loredo, Toles, Ledo, Tyler, Toye, Olmedo, Robledo, Soldo

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Where is the Toledo family from?

You can see how Toledo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toledo family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Toledo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Toledo family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Toledo's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Toledo families in 1840.
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What did your Toledo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Toledo. 28% of Toledo men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Toledo women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toledo were Agricultor and Housewife. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Agricultor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Costurera
    18%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Housewife
    9%
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What is the average Toledo lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Toledo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Toledo in 1950 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

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