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Massaro Name Meaning

Italian: occupational or status name from massaro which in northern Italy denoted a tenant farmer or share cropper and in central and southern Italy could also denote an agent or steward of a rural estate from medieval Latin massarius a derivative of massa ‘farm estate’. Compare Massa and Massara .

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

Similar surnames: Massara, Massa, Massari, Mascaro, Cassaro, Bassano, Mazzaro, Mastro

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Where is the Massaro family from?

You can see how Massaro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Massaro family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Massaro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Massaro families living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Massaro's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Massaro families in 1840.
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What did your Massaro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Massaro. 28% of Massaro men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Massaro women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Massaro were Labor and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Machine Operator
  • Operator
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Massaro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massaro 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Massaro. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Massaro. For the veterans among your Massaro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Massaro lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Massaro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Massaro in 1945 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

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