Gesualdo Family History

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Gesualdo Name Meaning

Italian: apparently from the medieval personal name Gesualdo, composed of the Germanic elements gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + wald ‘rule’, or perhaps a hybrid construction of which the first element is Italian Gesù ‘Jesus’. However, it is possible that the family name is rather habitational in origin, from Gesualdo in Avellino province.

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

Similar surnames: Grimaldo, Gerald, Ewald, Gesualdi, Fuscaldo, Mercaldo, Gualdoni

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Gesualdo Family Origin

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Gesualdo Family Occupations

What did your Gesualdo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, New Worker and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gesualdo. 31% of Gesualdo men worked as a New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Bus Driver
  • Load Coal
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator

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Gesualdo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 693 census records available for the last name Gesualdo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gesualdo 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 489 immigration records available for the last name Gesualdo. 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 320 military records available for the last name Gesualdo. For the veterans among your Gesualdo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gesualdo Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gesualdo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gesualdo in 1957 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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