Salerno Family History

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Salerno Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from the city of Salerno in Campania.

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

Similar surnames: Sarno, Palermo, Salzano, Paterno, Salera, Sarlo, Valerio, Valero

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Salerno Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Salerno name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Salerno. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Salerno Family Origin

Where is the Salerno family from?

Salerno Family Occupations

What did your Salerno ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Salerno occupation in the USA was Works On R.R.. 100% of Salerno's were Works On R.R.s.

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  • Works On R.R.


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

Salerno Historical Records

What Salerno family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Salerno. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salerno 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Salerno. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Salerno. For the veterans among your Salerno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salerno Life Expectancy

What is the average Salerno lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Salerno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Salerno in 1945 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salerno

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salerno 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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