Nigro Family History

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Nigro Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Niro, Negro, Nier, Nero, Sgro, Mitro, Magro, Naro, Citro, Nieto

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Nigro Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nigro name?

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

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  • Italy

    38%

  • England & Wales

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

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Nigro Family Origin

Where is the Nigro family from?

Nigro Family Occupations

What did your Nigro ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Laborer and Musician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nigro. A less common occupation for the Nigro family was Rag Picker. The most common Nigro occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Nigro's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Musician

    25%
  • Rag Picker

    25%

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

Nigro Historical Records

What Nigro family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nigro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nigro 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Nigro. 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 Nigro. For the veterans among your Nigro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nigro Life Expectancy

What is the average Nigro lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nigro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nigro in 1941 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nigro

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nigro 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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