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Greco Family History

Greco Name Meaning

Italian: ethnic name for a Greek, from Italian Greco (Latin Graecus). In some cases it may have been applied as a nickname for a crafty or guileful person, for these were qualities traditionally attributed to the Greeks.

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


Similar surnames: Grego, Griego, Grieco, Grano, Grech, Greif, Gregor, Gruca, Geno, Reo

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Where is the Greco family from?

You can see how Greco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greco family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Greco families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Greco families living in Massachusetts. This was about 28% of all the recorded Greco's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Greco families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greco surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greco. 23% of Greco men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Greco women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greco 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
    23%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    14%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Greco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greco 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Greco. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Greco. For the veterans among your Greco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greco lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Greco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Greco in 1946 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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