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Scarano Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Sicily): derogatory nickname from medieval Latin scaranus ‘marauder’ (of Gothic origin).

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


Similar surnames: Strano, Casano, Staiano, Scordato, Carrano, Scarlato, Cerino, Sparano

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Where is the Scarano family from?

You can see how Scarano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scarano family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Scarano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 26 Scarano families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Scarano's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Scarano families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scarano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scarano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scarano. 21% of Scarano men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Scarano women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scarano were Truck Driver and Wrapper.

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Barber
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • Operator
    22%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Wrapper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Scarano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scarano 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scarano. 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 728 military records available for the last name Scarano. For the veterans among your Scarano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scarano lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Scarano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scarano in 1957 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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