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Geraci Family History

Geraci Name Meaning

Italian (Calabria and Sicily): habitational name from Gerace or Gerace Marina in Calabria or from Geraci Siculo in Sicily. The places are named from medieval Greek geraki ‘hawk’ (see Gerakis ).

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


Similar surnames: Irace, Gerace, Cerami, Gerger, Feraco, Gera, Gerardi, Grace, Graci

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Where is the Geraci family from?

You can see how Geraci families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geraci family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 64 Geraci families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Geraci's in USA. New York had the highest population of Geraci families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geraci surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geraci ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geraci. 17% of Geraci men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Geraci women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geraci were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    17%
  • Barber
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    10%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Geraci. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geraci 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Geraci. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Geraci. For the veterans among your Geraci ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geraci lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Geraci life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geraci in 1941 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

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