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Panza Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: nickname for a fat or greedy man, from panza ‘belly’, ‘paunch’ (in Italian a variant of pancia). Southern Italian (Naples): possibly a habitational name from Panza, a district of Forio.

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


Similar surnames: Danza, Lanza, Pezza, Rana, Palma, Danzi, Padua, Penza, Palla, Maenza

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Where is the Panza family from?

You can see how Panza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Panza family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Panza families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Panza families living in Louisiana. This was about 90% of all the recorded Panza's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Panza families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Panza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Panza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Panza. 38% of Panza men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Panza women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Panza were 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
    38%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    22%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Panza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Panza 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 Panza. 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 908 military records available for the last name Panza. For the veterans among your Panza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Panza lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Panza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Panza in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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