Cervantes Family History

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Cervantes Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from a place in Lugo province named Cervantes.

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

Similar surnames: De Santos, Cervantez, Cervino, Chavanne, Ferrante, Barrantes, Cerney

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Cervantes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cervantes name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Cervantes Family Origin

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Cervantes Family Occupations

What did your Cervantes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cervantes occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Cervantes's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cervantes family was Huckster. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cervantes.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Huckster


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Cervantes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Cervantes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cervantes 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Cervantes. 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 Cervantes. For the veterans among your Cervantes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cervantes Life Expectancy

What is the average Cervantes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cervantes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cervantes in 1945 was 24, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cervantes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cervantes 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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