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Balsamo Family History

Balsamo Name Meaning
Southern Italian (Naples): from the medieval personal name Balsamo, meaning ‘balsam’, ‘balm’, ‘comfort’, bestowed upon a child who is (or is expected to be) a comfort to his parents, typically one born following the death of an older child.

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

19,941 Historical Documents with Balsamo on Ancestry.com
7,847 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
786 Military Records
1,908 Immigration Records
2,894 Census and Voter Lists
6,506 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Balsamo Families

  • Number of Balsamo families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Balsamo last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Balsamo Family Origin

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Balsamo Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Balsamo

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Balsamo Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Balsamo

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