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Calabria Name Meaning

Italian: regional name from Calabria in southern Italy.

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

Similar surnames: Calabro, Calamia, Caliri, Calabrese, Cambria, Callari, Camarda

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Where is the Calabria family from?

You can see how Calabria families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calabria family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Calabria families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Calabria families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Calabria's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Calabria families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calabria surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calabria ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Calabria. 28% of Calabria men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Calabria women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calabria were Barber and Housework.

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
  • Packer
  • Maid
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Calabria. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calabria census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Calabria. 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 719 military records available for the last name Calabria. For the veterans among your Calabria ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calabria lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Calabria life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Calabria in 1962 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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