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Italian Family History

Italian Name Meaning

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

32,649 Historical Documents with Italian on Ancestry.com
1,957 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,720 Military Records
136 Immigration Records
1,235 Census and Voter Lists
601 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Italian Families

  • Number of Italian families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    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 Italian last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Italian census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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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.

Average Life Expectancy for Italian

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Italian Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Italian census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Italian ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Italian

Did the Italians 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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