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Caruso Family History

Caruso Name Meaning
Italian: nickname from caruso ‘close-cropped’ (Latin cariosus ‘decayed’, also ‘smooth’, ‘bald’). This word was also used in the more general sense ‘boy’, ‘lad’, since in the Middle Ages young men of fashion sometimes wore their hair much shorter than was the prevailing style. In the Girgenti area of Sicily the term was a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the sulfur pits, since such workers were required to wear their hair short.

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

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69,478 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,610 Military Records
17,039 Immigration Records
32,182 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Caruso Families

  • Number of Caruso families
     153 - 303
     52 - 152
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Caruso families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Caruso last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Caruso Family Origin

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Caruso Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Caruso

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Caruso Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Caruso

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