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Gazzara Name Meaning

Italian (mainly Sicily): possibly from a nickname based on Arabic ghazārah ‘commotion turmoil’.

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


Similar surnames: Lazzara, Azzara, Mazzara, Gazzola, Fazzari, Vazzana, Favara, Razza

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Where is the Gazzara family from?

You can see how Gazzara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gazzara family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gazzara families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 3 Gazzara families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Gazzara's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gazzara families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gazzara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gazzara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gazzara. 38% of Gazzara men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Gazzara women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gazzara were Presser and Finisher. .

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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
    38%
  • Bricklayer
    18%
  • Butcher
    11%
  • Presser
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Sewing
    25%
  • Finisher
    25%
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What Gazzara family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 670 census records available for the last name Gazzara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gazzara 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 275 immigration records available for the last name Gazzara. 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 208 military records available for the last name Gazzara. For the veterans among your Gazzara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gazzara lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gazzara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gazzara in 1955 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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