Gioia Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Gioia Name Meaning

from the personal name Gioia, derived from gioa ‘jewel’, ‘precious object’. This is normally a feminine name, but there are occasional records of its use as a masculine personal name in the Middle Ages. It may also have been a nickname for someone who frequently used the expression mia gioia ‘my joy’. In the form Tzogias this is also found as a Greek family name. habitational name from any of various places in southern Italy named with this word, including Gioia del Colle (Bari), Gioia Sannitica (Caserta), and Gioia Tauro (Calabria).

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

Similar surnames: Giove, Milia, Cilia, Giza, Goda, Gion, Troia, Villa, Gaia, Aloia

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Gioia Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gioia name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gioia. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Gioia Family Origin

Where is the Gioia family from?

Gioia Family Occupations

What did your Gioia ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census data for Gioia

Gioia Historical Records

What Gioia family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gioia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gioia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gioia

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gioia. 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.

View all Gioia immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Gioia military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gioia family history.

Gioia Life Expectancy

What is the average Gioia lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gioia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Gioia in 1956 was 91, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gioia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gioia 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.

Famous Gioia Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name