Southern Italian: topographic name from medieval Greek madara, feminine of madaros ‘bald’, in Ancient Greek also ‘humid’, ‘wet’, or from a byname, Madaras, from the same word with the suffix -as.


You can see how Madara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Madara families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Madara families living in New Jersey. This was about 83% of all the recorded Madara's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Madara families in 1840.

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Madara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Madara. 26% of Madara men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Madara women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madara were Machinist and House Work.

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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.


Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Madara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madara 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 231 immigration records available for the last name Madara. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Madara. For the veterans among your Madara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Madara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Madara in 1962 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madara 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.