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Brogna Name Meaning

Sicilian and southern Italian: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Sicilian bbrogna ‘shell used for calling pigs’, from Late Latin ebornea (bucina) ‘ivory horn’, or alternatively a nickname for someone with a large nose, from the same word in the sense ‘pig’s snout’.

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


Similar surnames: Rota, Brown, Troia, Bisogno, Bologna, Brenna, Braun, Breger, Vigna

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Where is the Brogna family from?

You can see how Brogna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brogna family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 20 Brogna families living in Massachusetts. This was about 43% of all the recorded Brogna's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Brogna families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brogna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brogna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleswoman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brogna. 46% of Brogna men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Brogna women worked as a Saleswoman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brogna were Baker and Grocery Clerk.

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*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
    46%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Barber
    10%
  • Baker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleswoman
    60%
  • Grocery Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 635 immigration records available for the last name Brogna. 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 441 military records available for the last name Brogna. For the veterans among your Brogna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brogna lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Brogna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Brogna in 1959 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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