History of your Surname
Get access to Argento family records.Start a free trial

Argento Family History

Argento Name Meaning

Italian: from argento ‘silver’, perhaps sometimes applied as a nickname for someone with silvery gray hair, but more often a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.

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

Similar surnames: Argent, Largent, Armento, Argenta, Armenta, Argenti, Gent, Augello

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Argento family from?

You can see how Argento families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Argento family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Argento families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Argento families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Argento's in USA. New York had the highest population of Argento families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Argento surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Argento ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Argento. 40% of Argento men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Argento women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Argento were Machine Operator and Embroidery. .

View Census Data for Argento | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Clerk
  • Machine Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Embroidery
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Argento family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Argento. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Argento census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Argento

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Argento. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Argento immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 631 military records available for the last name Argento. For the veterans among your Argento ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Argento military records

You've only scratched the surface of Argento family history

Discover More

What is the average Argento lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Argento life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Argento in 1947 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Argento

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Argento family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial