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Pesce Family History

Pesce Name Meaning

Italian: from pesce ‘fish’ (Latin piscis), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish in some way.

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


Similar surnames: Place, Pecci, Cece, Pesch, Penne, Pech, Meske, Pesci, Vesco, Desch

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Where is the Pesce family from?

You can see how Pesce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pesce family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Pesce families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 36 Pesce families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pesce's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pesce families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pesce surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pesce ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pesce. 19% of Pesce men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Pesce women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pesce were Chauffeur and New Worker.

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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
    19%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Chauffeur
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    16%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • New Worker
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pesce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pesce 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pesce. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pesce. For the veterans among your Pesce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pesce lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pesce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pesce in 1943 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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