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Musto Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a piece of open ground used as a meeting place, from Middle English motestow ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’ (Old English (ge)mot) + stow ‘place’, ‘site’ (see Stow). The surname Musto is now found mainly in South Wales. Italian and Greek (Moustos): probably from Greek moustos, Latin mustus ‘must’ (fermenting wine), hence perhaps a nickname for someone who made wine. Combinations such as Moustogiannis ‘musty John’ are also found.

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


Similar surnames: Muto, Musso, Musco, Muston, Amuso, Murto, Motto, Sesto, Muro, Pust

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Where is the Musto family from?

You can see how Musto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Musto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Musto families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 16 Musto families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Musto's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Musto families in 1880.
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What did your Musto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Musto. 25% of Musto men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Musto women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Musto were Truck Driver and Laborer.

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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
    25%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    15%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Musto. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Musto. For the veterans among your Musto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Musto lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Musto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Musto in 1949 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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