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Grasso Name Meaning

Italian: nickname for a stout man from grasso ‘fat’ (from Latin crassus). Compare Lo Grasso .

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


Similar surnames: Grass, Grosso, Grassi, Gras, Crass, Basso, Tasso, Raso, Grano, Masso

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Where is the Grasso family from?

You can see how Grasso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grasso family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Grasso families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Grasso families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Grasso's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grasso families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grasso surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grasso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grasso. 22% of Grasso men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Grasso women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grasso 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
    22%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    13%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Machine Operator
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Grasso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grasso 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Grasso. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Grasso. For the veterans among your Grasso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grasso lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Grasso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grasso in 1947 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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