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Russo Name Meaning

Italian (southern): from the southern Italian variant of the adjective rosso ‘red’ (see Rosso ) used as a nickname for someone with red hair a red beard or a ruddy complexion and also as a personal name. Jewish (from southern Italy and Ottoman Empire): nickname meaning ‘red’ (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Rosso, Russi, Rusco, Musso, Russ, Tasso, Rullo, Risso, Musto, Musson

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Where is the Russo family from?

You can see how Russo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Russo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Russo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Russo family living in Wisconsin Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Russo's in USA. Wisconsin Territory had the highest population of Russo families in 1840.
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What did your Russo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Russo. 18% of Russo men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Russo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Russo were Salesman 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
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 100,000 census records available for the last name Russo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Russo 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 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Russo. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Russo. For the veterans among your Russo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Russo lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Russo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Russo in 1942 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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