Nero Family History

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Nero Name Meaning

Italian: nickname from nero ‘black’ (Latin niger).

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

Similar surnames: Niro, Negro, Mero, Vero, Zero, Cerro, Toro, Neri, Fero, Pera

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Nero Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nero name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nero. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Nero Family Origin

Where is the Nero family from?

Nero Family Occupations

What did your Nero ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nero occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Nero's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nero family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nero.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Nero Historical Records

What Nero family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Nero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nero census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nero. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nero. For the veterans among your Nero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nero Life Expectancy

What is the average Nero lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nero in 1944 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nero 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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