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Mazzara Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from the port of Mazara del Vallo on the west coast of Sicily which takes its name from the Mazzaro river.

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


Similar surnames: Mazzaro, Azzara, Malara, Lazzara, Gazzara, Mazzarese, Azzaro, Nazzaro

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Where is the Mazzara family from?

You can see how Mazzara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mazzara family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Mazzara families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Mazzara's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mazzara families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mazzara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mazzara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mazzara. 39% of Mazzara men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Mazzara women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mazzara were Proprietor and Finisher. .

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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
    39%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Labor
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Finisher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mazzara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mazzara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mazzara. 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 402 military records available for the last name Mazzara. For the veterans among your Mazzara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mazzara lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mazzara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mazzara in 1958 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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