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Valenzuela Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from places named Valenzuela in Córdoba and Ciudad Real. The place name is a diminutive of Valencia, literally ‘Little Valencia’.

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


Similar surnames: Valencia, Villanueva, Valenza, Valbuena, Villela, Maenza, Lamendola

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Where is the Valenzuela family from?

You can see how Valenzuela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valenzuela family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Valenzuela families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 215 Valenzuela families living in California. This was about 87% of all the recorded Valenzuela's in the USA. California had the highest population of Valenzuela families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valenzuela surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valenzuela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valenzuela. 45% of Valenzuela men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Valenzuela women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valenzuela were Truck Driver 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
    45%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Labor
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    11%
  • Laundress
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Valenzuela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valenzuela census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Valenzuela. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Valenzuela. For the veterans among your Valenzuela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valenzuela lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Valenzuela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Valenzuela in 1944 was 36, and 67 in 2004.

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