Santa Maria Family History

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Santa Maria Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish (Santa María), and Catalan (alongside the variants Santamaria in Italian and Catalan, and Santamaría in Spanish): habitational name from any of numerous places so named for the dedication of their churches to the Virgin Mary (or to some other St. Mary), of which there are over 150 examples in Italy alone. in some cases, possibly from a personal name of the same derivation. name often adopted by Catalan and Spanish Sephardic Jews who converted to Catholicism, often under duress, in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Santa Ana, Santa Lucia, St. Marie, Santa Croce, San Martin

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Santa Maria Family Origin

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Santa Maria Family Occupations

What did your Santa Maria ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Santa Maria occupation in the UK was Merchants Widow Annuitant. 100% of Santa Maria's were Merchants Widow Annuitants.

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  • Merchants Widow Annuitant


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

Santa Maria Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Santa Maria. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santa Maria 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Santa Maria. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 590 military records available for the last name Santa Maria. For the veterans among your Santa Maria ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Santa Maria Life Expectancy

What is the average Santa Maria lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Santa Maria life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Santa Maria in 1964 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santa Maria

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santa Maria 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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