Mendoza Family History

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Mendoza Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from several places in the provinces of Arava and Biscay called Mendoza, named with Basque mendi ‘mountain’ + otz ‘cold’ + the definite article -a.

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

Similar surnames: Mendiola, Mendola, Amendola, Mendosa, Bedoya, Mondor, Hendon, Endorf

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Mendoza Family Origin

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Mendoza Family Occupations

What did your Mendoza ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mendoza occupation in the UK was Cigar Maker. 14% of Mendoza's were Cigar Makers. A less common occupation for the Mendoza family was Genl Dealer. Cigar Maker, General Dealer and Leather Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mendoza.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • General Dealer

  • Leather Dealer

  • Genl Dealer


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

Mendoza Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Mendoza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mendoza 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Mendoza. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Mendoza. For the veterans among your Mendoza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mendoza Life Expectancy

What is the average Mendoza lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mendoza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mendoza in 1942 was 33, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mendoza

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mendoza 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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