Gargano Family History

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Gargano Name Meaning

Italian: apparently a regional name from Gargano, an extensive area of Apulia, but more likely from a typically Sicilian variant of the personal name Galgano, itself a variant of Galvano, Italian equivalent of Gawain (see Galvin).

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

Similar surnames: Galgano, Galiano, Gargan, Marano, Pagano, Mariano, Gaetano, Gargaro

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Gargano Family Origin

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Gargano Family Occupations

What did your Gargano ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gargano family was Shoemaker. The most common Gargano occupation in the USA was Art. Flow. Maker. 33% of Gargano's were Art. Flow. Makers. Art. Flow. Maker and Organ Player were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gargano.

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  • Art. Flow. Maker

  • Organ Player

  • Shoemaker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gargano ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gargano Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gargano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gargano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gargano. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Gargano Life Expectancy

What is the average Gargano lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gargano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gargano in 1944 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gargano

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gargano ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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