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Mosco Family History

Mosco Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from mosco ‘mosquito’, ‘gnat’, hence a nickname for a small, annoying, or persistent person. Americanized form of Greek Moschos, Moskos, from the personal name Moskhos, Moskos ‘sweet-smelling’, ‘fragrant’, from moskhos ‘musk’, from Persian moshk ‘musk’. This name is also found in compounds such as Moskogiannis ‘musky John’, Moskopoulos ‘musky Paul’, Moskolias ‘musky Elias’.

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


Similar surnames: Mosso, Bosco, Mosca, Cosco, Musto, Vesco, Hosch, Vasco, Fosco, Misko

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Where is the Mosco family from?

You can see how Mosco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mosco family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mosco families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mosco family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Mosco's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Mosco families in 1840.
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What did your Mosco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mosco. 23% of Mosco men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Mosco women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mosco were Farmer and Secretary.

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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%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    39%
  • New Worker
    34%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mosco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mosco 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 478 immigration records available for the last name Mosco. 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 899 military records available for the last name Mosco. For the veterans among your Mosco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mosco lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mosco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Mosco in 1949 was 58, and 59 in 2004.

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