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Zani Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Z(u)an(n)i, a northeastern (Venetian) form of Gianni (from Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John). Zani or Zanni is a comic figure in the Commedia del’Arte, and the surname may be a nickname derived from this use, which is also the origin of the English word zany.

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


Similar surnames: Zanni, Zane, Zandi, Tani, Sani, Hand, Zand, Danz, Wang, Zanin

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Where is the Zani family from?

You can see how Zani families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zani family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Zani families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Zani families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Zani's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Zani families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zani surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zani ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zani. 55% of Zani men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Zani women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zani were Clerk and New Worker.

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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
    55%
  • Inspector
    10%
  • Loader
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    60%
  • New Worker
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zani 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 871 immigration records available for the last name Zani. 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 302 military records available for the last name Zani. For the veterans among your Zani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zani lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Zani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Zani in 1962 was 75, and 83 in 2004.

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