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Zeno Name Meaning

from the personal name Zeno, from the Greek personal name Zenon, an ancient derivative of Zeus, name of the king of the gods in Greek mythology. Zenon is the name of several saints and martyrs venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church, and in the form Zeno or Zenone it was also the name of a 4th-century saint from Verona. The Greek name may also be a shortened form of a derivative of the above, for example Zenovi(o)s or Zenopoulos. This is sometimes found as an alternative for Lusignan, a powerful family in the Middle East in medieval times. Also possibly from tsenos, Southern Italian Greek form of Greek xenos ‘newcomer’, ‘stranger’ (see Xenos).

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


Similar surnames: Zino, Zero, Zenon, Geno, Sens, Penso, Beno, Zeng, Seno, Ueno

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Where is the Zeno family from?

You can see how Zeno families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeno family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zeno families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Zeno family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Zeno's in the USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Zeno families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeno surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zeno ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zeno. 33% of Zeno men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Zeno women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeno were Farm Laborer 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
    33%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Jornalero
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Cook
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zeno. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zeno. For the veterans among your Zeno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeno lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Zeno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Zeno in 1941 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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