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Curto Name Meaning

Southern Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: nickname from southern Italian curtu, Spanish and Portuguese curto ‘short’ (Latin curtus ‘curtailed’, ‘broken off’). Catalan (Curtó): from a diminutive of Curt.

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


Similar surnames: Curt, Curro, Caro, Certo, Cardo, Cerro, Corte, Cumbo, Corti, Canto

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Where is the Curto family from?

You can see how Curto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curto families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Curto family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Curto's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Curto families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Curto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Curto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Curto. 30% of Curto men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Curto women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curto were Clerk 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
    30%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Barber
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    18%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Curto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curto 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Curto. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Curto. For the veterans among your Curto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curto lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Curto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Curto in 1950 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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