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Dato Family History

Dato Name Meaning

Italian: from a shortened form of a personal name ending in -ato for example Donato Diodato .

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

Similar surnames: Kato, Mato, Datz, Data, Dano, Vano, Rao, Dade, Dino, Cato

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Where is the Dato family from?

You can see how Dato families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dato family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Dato families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Dato families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 45% of all the recorded Dato's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dato families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dato surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dato ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dato. 57% of Dato men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Dato women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dato were Miner and Dressmaker. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dato 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 Dato. 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 276 military records available for the last name Dato. For the veterans among your Dato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dato lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dato in 1949 was 46, and 93 in 2004.

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