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Gargano Family History

Gargano Name Meaning
Italian: apparently a regional name from Gargano, an extensive area of Apulia, but more likely from a typically Sicilian variant of the personal name Galgano, itself a variant of Galvano, Italian equivalent of Gawain (see Galvin).

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

21,485 Historical Documents with Gargano on Ancestry.com
8,959 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,332 Military Records
2,782 Immigration Records
4,646 Census and Voter Lists
3,766 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gargano Families

  • Number of Gargano families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gargano families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gargano families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gargano Family Origin

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Gargano Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gargano

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Gargano Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gargano census records

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Military Service by Gargano

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