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Rosso Name Meaning

Italian (northern): from the adjective rosso ‘red’ used as a nickname for someone with red hair a red beard or a ruddy complexion and also as a personal name. American shortened form of Greek Rossos: of Italian origin (see 1 above) although usually assumed to be an ethnic name from Rhōssos ‘Russian’. Italianized form of Croatian Roso 3 ‘red-haired’ itself of ultimate Italian origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Russo, Rosson, Ross, Mosso, Roso, Tasso, Rosi, Rossi, Nasso, Rossa

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Where is the Rosso family from?

You can see how Rosso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosso family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Rosso families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Rosso families living in Wisconsin. This was about 24% of all the recorded Rosso's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rosso families in 1880.
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What did your Rosso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rosso. 21% of Rosso men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Rosso women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosso were Clerk 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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosso. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rosso. For the veterans among your Rosso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosso lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rosso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rosso in 1940 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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