Campana Family History

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Campana Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a bell-ringer or bell-maker, from Italian and Spanish campana ‘bell’ (abbreviated from the Latin phrase vasa campana ‘Campanian vessels’, since bells were first produced in Campania).

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

Similar surnames: Campano, Campanaro, Camara, Cabana, Campagna, Capano, Camplin, Campo

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Campana Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Campana name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Campana. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Campana Family Origin

Where is the Campana family from?

Campana Family Occupations

What did your Campana ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Campana family was Butcher. The most common Campana occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Campana's were Laborers. Laborer, Saloon Keeper and Tinsmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Campana.

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  • Laborer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Tinsmith

  • Butcher


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

Campana Historical Records

What Campana family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Campana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Campana census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Campana. 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 Card

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

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Campana Life Expectancy

What is the average Campana lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Campana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Campana in 1956 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Campana

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Campana ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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