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Croce Name Meaning

Italian: from croce ‘cross’ (Latin crux, genitive crucis), applied as a Christian religious personal name, a topographic name for someone who lived by a roadside cross, or a nickname for someone who carried the cross in religious processions. Compare English Cross.

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


Similar surnames: Crose, Trice, Rowe, Cruce, Grove, Cocke, Croke, Race, Croom, Crock

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Where is the Croce family from?

You can see how Croce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Croce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Croce families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Croce families living in Illinois. This was about 40% of all the recorded Croce's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Croce families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Croce surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Croce ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Croce. 21% of Croce men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Croce women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Croce were Barber 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
    21%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Tailor
    4%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    17%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Croce lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Croce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Croce in 1953 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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