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Magdalena Family History

Magdalena Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Maddalena, Magdaleno, Mandala, Maddalone, Magsamen, Malena, Magana

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Where is the Magdalena family from?

You can see how Magdalena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Magdalena family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Magdalena families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Magdalena family living in Devon. This was 100% of all the recorded Magdalena's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Magdalena families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Magdalena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Magdalena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Magdalena. 75% of Magdalena men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Magdalena women worked as a Nurse. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Letterer Packer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Magdalena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magdalena 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Magdalena. 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 Cards

There are 146 military records available for the last name Magdalena. For the veterans among your Magdalena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Magdalena lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Magdalena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Magdalena in 1965 was 77, and 70 in 2004.

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