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Tantalo Name Meaning

Italian: from a nickname or perhaps humanistic personal name based on classical Greek Tantalos the name of a mythological king of Sipylos who offended the gods and was punished in the underworld by being forced to stand up to his neck in water which sank down whenever he tried to drink it. It may be a nickname for someone who was tantalized.

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


Similar surnames: Pantaleo, Castano, Tatar, Dattilo, Mangano, Angelo, Cannavo, Pantano

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Where is the Tantalo family from?

You can see how Tantalo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tantalo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Tantalo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Tantalo families living in New York. This was about 65% of all the recorded Tantalo's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tantalo families in 1920.
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What did your Tantalo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tantalo. 47% of Tantalo men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Tantalo women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tantalo were Heater 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
    47%
  • New Worker
    27%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Heater
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

There are 673 census records available for the last name Tantalo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tantalo 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 212 immigration records available for the last name Tantalo. 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 354 military records available for the last name Tantalo. For the veterans among your Tantalo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tantalo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tantalo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tantalo in 1962 was 83, and 89 in 2004.

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