Gatto Family History

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Gatto Name Meaning

Italian: nickname for someone thought to resemble a cat in any of many possible physical or abstract ways, from Italian gatto ‘(tom) cat’, Late Latin cattus. Compare English Catt.

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

Similar surnames: Gatta, Matto, Gatton, Gatti, Catt, Ratto, Gitto, Getto, Matte, Gotto

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Gatto Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gatto name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gatto. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Gatto Family Origin

Where is the Gatto family from?

Gatto Family Occupations

What did your Gatto ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gatto occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 100% of Gatto's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant


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

Gatto Historical Records

What Gatto family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gatto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatto 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gatto. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gatto. For the veterans among your Gatto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gatto Life Expectancy

What is the average Gatto lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gatto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gatto in 1955 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gatto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gatto 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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