Gaetano Family History

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Gaetano Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Gaietano, medieval Latin Caietanus, originally a Latin ethnic name denoting someone from Caieta in Latium. According to legend the place was named after the elderly nurse of Aeneas, who died there after fleeing with him from the ruins of Troy. The name persisted among early Christians and was popular in the Middle Ages. The religious reformer St. Gaetano (1480–1547) was born in Vicenza, a member of a Venetian noble family. He is not to be confused with his contemporary Cardinal Gaetano, an active opponent of Martin Luther.

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


Similar surnames: Caetano, Castano, Galvan, Gaeta, Galiano, Montano, Catano, Cayetano

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Gaetano Family Origin

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Gaetano Family Occupations

What did your Gaetano ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, confectioner and R.R. Hand were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gaetano. The most common Gaetano occupation in the USA was Confectioner. 50% of Gaetano's were Confectioners.

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  • Confectioner

    50%
  • R.R. Hand

    50%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gaetano ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gaetano Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gaetano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaetano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gaetano. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaetano. For the veterans among your Gaetano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaetano Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaetano lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gaetano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gaetano in 1960 was 60, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaetano ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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