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Como Family History

Como Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Como, a short form of Giacomo, Italian equivalent of James. Italian: habitational name from Como in Lombardy. Altered spelling of French Comeau.

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


Similar surnames: Cosmo, Coco, Cuomo, Cimo, Compo, Colo, Cott, Omo, Corn, Coto

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Where is the Como family from?

You can see how Como families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Como family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Como families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Como families living in Louisiana. This was about 88% of all the recorded Como's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Como families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Como surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Como ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Como. 25% of Como men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Como women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Como were Truck Driver 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
    25%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Como. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Como 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 Como. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Como. For the veterans among your Como ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Como lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Como life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Como in 1951 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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