Meneses Family History

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Meneses Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Meneses de Campos (Palencia, Castile), or for an ethnic name for someone from the Mena valley in Burgos. Portuguese: habitational name from any of the several places named Meneses in Portugal.

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


Similar surnames: Menezes, Meiser, Meese, Menges, Senese, Reese, Moises, Genser, Montes

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Meneses Family Origin

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Meneses Family Occupations

What did your Meneses ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Pecan Sheller were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meneses. 11% of Meneses men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Meneses women worked as a Pecan Sheller. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meneses were Clerk and House Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Waiter
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Pecan Sheller
    19%
  • Dressmaker
    10%
  • Hosp Helper
    10%
  • House Work
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Meneses Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Meneses. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meneses 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Meneses. 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 411 military records available for the last name Meneses. For the veterans among your Meneses ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meneses Life Expectancy

What is the average Meneses lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Meneses life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Meneses in 1942 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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