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Catania Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name for someone from the city of Catania on the east coast of Sicily.

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


Similar surnames: Platania, Patane, Caronia, Camarda, Papania, Calamia, Catena, Cutaia

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Where is the Catania family from?

You can see how Catania families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Catania family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Catania families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Catania families living in California. This was about 88% of all the recorded Catania's in the USA. California had the highest population of Catania families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Catania surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Catania ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Catania. 22% of Catania men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Catania women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Catania were Longshoreman and Housewife.

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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
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Longshoreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    25%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housewife
    7%
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What Catania family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Catania. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Catania 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Catania. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Catania. For the veterans among your Catania ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Catania lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Catania life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Catania in 1949 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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