Greco Family History

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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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Greco Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greco name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Greco Family Origin

Where is the Greco family from?

Greco Family Occupations

What did your Greco ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Barber, Laborer and Sailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greco. The most common Greco occupation in the USA was Barber. 25% of Greco's were Barbers. A less common occupation for the Greco family was Tinker.

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  • Barber

  • Laborer

  • Sailor

  • Tinker


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

Greco Historical Records

What Greco family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Greco Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greco

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greco 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.

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