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Genova Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from Genoa (Italian Genova) in Liguria, which during the Middle Ages was one of the great seaports of the Mediterranean and a flourishing mercantile and financial center. The origin of the name of the city is uncertain. It has been associated with Latin janua ‘door’, but is more probably of pre-Roman origin. The surname in its various forms is distributed throughout southern Italy, Genova and Genovese being particularly common in Calabria and Sicily.

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


Similar surnames: Genua, Genovese, Nova, Di Genova, Celona, Canova, Nava, Genna, Pesola

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Genova Family Origin

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Genova Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    50%
  • Labora

    50%

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In 1880, the most common Genova occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Genova's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House and Labora were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Genova.

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