Moreno Family History

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Moreno Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): nickname for someone with dark hair and a swarthy complexion, from Spanish and Portuguese moreno ‘dark-haired’, a word of uncertain origin, probably from Late Latin maurinus, a derivative of classical Latin Maurus ‘Moor’. Compare Moore 2.

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

Similar surnames: Morino, Moren, Morena, Moresco, Morejon, Morano, Moron, Loreto

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Moreno Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moreno name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moreno. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Moreno Family Origin

Where is the Moreno family from?

Moreno Family Occupations

What did your Moreno ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Moreno occupation in the UK was Ship Steward. 100% of Moreno's were Ship Stewards.

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  • Ship Steward


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Moreno Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 130,000 census records available for the last name Moreno. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moreno 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 66,000 immigration records available for the last name Moreno. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Moreno. For the veterans among your Moreno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moreno Life Expectancy

What is the average Moreno lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Moreno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Moreno in 1942 was 34, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moreno 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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