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Pizzo Name Meaning

habitational name from Pizzo (Calabro) in Vibo Valentia province, or from other places named with Pizzo meaning ‘peak’, ‘mountain summit’, otherwise ‘angle’, ‘head’, ‘point’. nickname from a variant of Old Italian piccio ‘little’ or from Southern Italian Greek pitsos with the same meaning. nickname from Old Tuscan pizzo ‘beak’, ‘bill’. nickname from pizzo ‘pointed beard’.

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


Similar surnames: Pico, Puzzo, Pezzi, Pinto, Pino, Pozzi, Mizzi, Pio, Pozza, Pezza

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Where is the Pizzo family from?

You can see how Pizzo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pizzo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pizzo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Pizzo family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Pizzo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pizzo families in 1880.
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What did your Pizzo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pizzo. 21% of Pizzo men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Pizzo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pizzo were Barber and Clerk.

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Barber
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    22%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Finisher
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Pizzo lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pizzo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pizzo in 1950 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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