History of your Surname
Get access to Piana family records.Start a free trial

Piana Family History

Piana Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name from piana ‘plain’, ‘level ground’, from Latin planus, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Piano, Penna, Vigna, Prada, Perna, Diana, Pina, Viana, Pin, Piazza

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Piana family from?

You can see how Piana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Piana family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Piana families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Piana families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Piana's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Piana families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Piana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Piana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Piana. 30% of Piana men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Piana women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Piana were Clerk and Salesgirl.

View Census data for Piana | Data not to scale

*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
    30%
  • Mason
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    50%
  • Salesgirl
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Piana family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Piana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piana census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Piana

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Piana. 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.

View all Piana immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 348 military records available for the last name Piana. For the veterans among your Piana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Piana military records

You've only scratched the surface of Piana family history.

Discover More

What is the average Piana lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Piana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Piana in 1956 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Piana

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Piana family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial