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Nanni Family History

Nanni Name Meaning

Italian (mainly central and northeastern): from a reduced pet form of Giovanni (Italian equivalent of John), or from Nanno, a reduced form of Bonanno. In the form Nannis this is also found as a Greek family name.

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


Similar surnames: Zanni, Vanni, Ianni, Nanna, Hanni, Gianni, Nann, Manni, Tani, Manna

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Where is the Nanni family from?

You can see how Nanni families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nanni family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nanni families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Nanni families living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Nanni's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Nanni families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nanni surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nanni ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nanni. 35% of Nanni men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Nanni women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nanni were Shipping Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    35%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Painter
    11%
  • Shipping Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Owner
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nanni. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nanni 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 Nanni. 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 619 military records available for the last name Nanni. For the veterans among your Nanni ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nanni lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Nanni life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nanni in 1943 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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