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Gargano Family History

Gargano Name Meaning

Italian: apparently a habitational name from Gargano an extensive area of Apulia but more likely from a typically Sicilian variant of the personal name Galgano itself a variant of Galvano an equivalent of Gawain (see Galvin ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Galgano, Galiano, Gargan, Marano, Pagano, Mariano, Gaetano, Gargaro

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Where is the Gargano family from?

You can see how Gargano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gargano family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Gargano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Gargano families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gargano's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Gargano families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gargano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gargano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gargano. 24% of Gargano men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Gargano women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gargano 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
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Barber
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gargano. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gargano. For the veterans among your Gargano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gargano lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gargano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gargano in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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