Negro Family History

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Negro Name Meaning

nickname or ethnic name from negro ‘black’ (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. from a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.

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

Similar surnames: Nigro, Nero, Vero, Ferro, Cerro, Petro, Zero, Sgro, Niro, Pero

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Negro Family Origin

Where is the Negro family from?

Negro Family Occupations

What did your Negro ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Negro occupation in the USA was Saloon Keeper. 50% of Negro's were Saloon Keepers. A less common occupation for the Negro family was Stone Mason. Saloon Keeper and Ice Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Negro.

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  • Saloon Keeper

  • Ice Dealer

  • Stone Mason


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Negro ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Negro Historical Records

What Negro family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Negro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Negro census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Negro

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Negro. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Negro. For the veterans among your Negro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Negro Life Expectancy

What is the average Negro lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Negro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Negro in 1963 was 80, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Negro

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Negro ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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