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Ghezzi Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of a nickname from Old Italian ghezzo ‘dark’ , with reference to hair-, beard-, or skin-color. The term originally related to horses, and in some cases the name may have alluded to the owner of an animal of this color. Ghezzo is also recorded as a personal name, of Germanic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Gizzi, Pezzi, Mizzi, Guzzi, Gretz, Tozzi, Liuzzi, Lizzi, Muzzi, Rozzi

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Where is the Ghezzi family from?

You can see how Ghezzi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ghezzi family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Ghezzi families living in California. This was about 21% of all the recorded Ghezzi's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Ghezzi families in 1920.
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What did your Ghezzi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and At Home were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ghezzi. 36% of Ghezzi men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Ghezzi women worked as an At Home. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ghezzi were Miner and Waitress.

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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
    36%
  • Proprietor
    20%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Miner
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • At Home
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 830 immigration records available for the last name Ghezzi. 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 236 military records available for the last name Ghezzi. For the veterans among your Ghezzi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ghezzi lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ghezzi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ghezzi in 1951 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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