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Primo Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from the personal name Primo, meaning ‘first’ (Latin Primus), given to the eldest son in a family, or, in the case of the Italian name, a habitational name from a place named with this word. Portuguese and Spanish: relationship name, from primo ‘cousin’. Greek (Primos): nickname for a sailor, from Greek primos in the sense ‘favorable wind’, a derivative of Italian primo ‘first’.

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


Similar surnames: Prim, Prime, Priolo, Pio, Pico, Pino, Rio, Trim, Prem, Prior

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You can see how Primo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Primo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Primo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Primo families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Primo's in USA. New York had the highest population of Primo families in 1840.
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Primo. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Primo. For the veterans among your Primo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Primo lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Primo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Primo in 1959 was 58, and 44 in 2004.

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