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Rossi Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Rosso . This is the commonest surname in Italy. It is also found in Spain (mainly Cádiz). Compare De Rossi Rossey Rossie and Rossy . American shortened form (and Greek feminine form denoting ‘the daughter or wife of’) of Greek Rossis: of Italian origin (see 1 above) although usually assumed to be related to Rhōssos ‘Russian’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Russi, Rosi, Ross, Rassi, Rosso, Grossi, Ossi, Rossa, Rossin, Rossini

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Where is the Rossi family from?

You can see how Rossi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rossi family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rossi families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rossi family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Rossi's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Rossi families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rossi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rossi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rossi. 20% of Rossi men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Rossi women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rossi were New Worker and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Rossi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossi 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossi. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Rossi. For the veterans among your Rossi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rossi lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rossi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rossi in 1940 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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