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Hidalgo Name Meaning

Spanish: from hidalgo ‘nobleman’ (attested in this form since the 12th century), a contraction of the phrase hijo de algo ‘son of something’. The expression hijo de (Latin filius ‘son’ + de ‘of’) is used to indicate the abundant possession of a quality, probably influenced by similar Arabic phrases with ibn; algo (Latin aliquid ‘something’) is used in an elliptical manner to refer to riches or importance. As in the case of other surnames denoting high rank, the name does not normally refer to the nobleman himself, but is usually an occupational name for his servant or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.

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

Similar surnames: Fidalgo, Hall, Vidales, Vidal, Vital, Hagg, Vidrio, Daino, Siano

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Hidalgo Family Origin

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Hidalgo Family Occupations

What did your Hidalgo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hidalgo family was Cooking P. F.. The most common Hidalgo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Hidalgo's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hidalgo.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Cooking P. F.


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Hidalgo Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Hidalgo Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hidalgo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Hidalgo in 1942 was 35, and 66 in 2004.

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