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Priolo Name Meaning

Italian (southern Calabria and Sicily): from priòlu, priùli, southern Italian derivatives of Greek priolos ‘prior’, also ‘lay authority’. The Greek word in turn is derived from Latin prior. This was a nickname for someone thought to resemble a prior or an occupational name for a servant of a prior or some important lay personage. Italian: habitational name from Priolo in Siracusa province, Sicily. Altered spelling of French Prioleau.

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


Similar surnames: Prior, Primo, Priore, Trillo, Triolo, Riolo, Proto, Oriol, Prill, Rio

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Where is the Priolo family from?

You can see how Priolo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Priolo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Priolo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Priolo family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Priolo's in USA. New York had the highest population of Priolo families in 1880.
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What did your Priolo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Priolo. 32% of Priolo men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Priolo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Priolo were Sheffing Deft 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
    32%
  • Barber
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Sheffing Deft
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    32%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Priolo. 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 472 military records available for the last name Priolo. For the veterans among your Priolo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Priolo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Priolo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Priolo in 1944 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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