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Madrid Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from what is now Spain’s principal city. Throughout the Middle Ages it was of only modest size and importance, and did not become the capital of Spain until 1561. Its name is of uncertain origin, most probably a derivative of Late Latin matrix, genitive matricis ‘riverbed’, much changed by Arabic mediation. Compare Madrigal. There are other, smaller places of the same name in the provinces of Burgos and Santander, and these may also be sources of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Marin, Madril, Mario, Marie, Mauri, Maria, Maurin, Marrin, Maris

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Madrid Family Origin

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Madrid Family Occupations

What did your Madrid ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Madrid. A less common occupation for the Madrid family was Farm Laborer. The most common Madrid occupation in the USA was Laborer. 42% of Madrid's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Madrid Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Madrid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madrid 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Madrid. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Madrid. For the veterans among your Madrid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madrid Life Expectancy

What is the average Madrid lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Madrid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Madrid in 1943 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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