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Desiderio Name Meaning

Italian: from the medieval personal name Desiderio, from Latin Desiderius, a derivative of desiderium ‘desire’, ‘longing’, given to a longed-for son or as a devotional name, an expression of the Christian’s longing for God.

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

Similar surnames: Silverio, Tiberio, D'egidio, Cesario, Sideris, Desir, Escudero

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Where is the Desiderio family from?

You can see how Desiderio families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Desiderio family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Desiderio families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Desiderio family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Desiderio's in the USA. California had the highest population of Desiderio families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Desiderio surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Desiderio ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Desiderio. 18% of Desiderio men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Desiderio women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Desiderio were Tailor and Floor Girl.

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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
  • Barber
  • New Worker
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Saleslady
  • New Worker
  • Floor Girl
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Desiderio. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desiderio 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 Desiderio. 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 698 military records available for the last name Desiderio. For the veterans among your Desiderio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Desiderio lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Desiderio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Desiderio in 1947 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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