Carvalho Family History

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Carvalho Name Meaning

Portuguese: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous oak tree, carvalho, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Carballo, De Carvalho, Carvajal, Carrasco, Caravalho, Ramalho

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Carvalho Family Origin

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Carvalho Family Occupations

What did your Carvalho ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Carvalho occupation in the UK was Gravedigger Synagogue (Ch Off). 20% of Carvalho's were Gravedigger Synagogue (Ch Off)s. A less common occupation for the Carvalho family was Plumber Gasfitter. Gravedigger Synagogue (Ch Off), Merchant and Plumber & House Decorator were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carvalho.

View Census data for Carvalho | Data not to scale

  • Gravedigger Synagogue (Ch Off)

  • Merchant

  • Plumber & House Decorator

  • Plumber Gasfitter


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

Carvalho Historical Records

What Carvalho family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Carvalho. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carvalho 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Carvalho. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Carvalho. For the veterans among your Carvalho ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carvalho Life Expectancy

What is the average Carvalho lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carvalho life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Carvalho in 1940 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Carvalho

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Carvalho 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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