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Italian Family History

Italian Name Meaning

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

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Name Distribution of Italian Families

Italian census records

You can use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Italian surname lived over the years.

While the questions in census records vary from place to place, and year to year, you can generally find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, occupations, etc.

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Italian Family Origin

Find out where people with the family name Italian lived before coming to the United States. Using Ancestry, you can search through passenger arrival records, naturalization records, border crossings, emigration records, passport applications, and even convict transportation records.

Italian Family Occupations

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

Military Service by Italian

Did the fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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