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Zucca Name Meaning

in part a metonymic occupational name for a grower and seller of gourds (squashes or marrows), from Italian zucca ‘gourd’ (Late Latin cucutia, for classical Latin cucurbita). More often, however, it is a nickname from the same word used in its colloquial transferred sense ‘head’, in particular ‘empty head’. possibly also a topographic name of Albanian origin, from zhukë, zhuka ‘marsh’, ‘rush’.

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


Similar surnames: Zecca, Zucco, Bacca, Zuccaro, Vacca, Luca, Sacca, Duca, Ficca, Buza

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Where is the Zucca family from?

You can see how Zucca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zucca family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zucca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Zucca families living in Illinois. This was about 56% of all the recorded Zucca's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Zucca families in 1880.
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What did your Zucca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zucca. 17% of Zucca men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Zucca women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zucca were Miner 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
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Mechanic
    11%
  • Miner
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    30%
  • Clerk
    30%
  • Office
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 807 immigration records available for the last name Zucca. 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 452 military records available for the last name Zucca. For the veterans among your Zucca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zucca lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zucca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Zucca in 1952 was 65, and 73 in 2004.

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