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Turco Surname Meaning

Italian: ethnic name from Turco ‘Turk’ or a nickname from the same word in the sense of a non-Christian or following the medieval ethnic stereotype a cruel ferocious or short-tempered person. See also Turk . Possibly also an American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames beginning with Tourko- from Tourkos ‘Turk’. It is often found combined with a personal name e.g. Tourkantonis ‘Turkish Anthony’ (i.e. ‘Anthony the Muslim Anthony originally from Ottoman Turkey rather than the Greek state’ or ‘Anthony the irascible’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Turk, Turo, Turck, Turek, Torno, Toro, Turko, Turro, Muro, Turi

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Where is the Turco family from?

You can see how Turco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turco family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Turco families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Turco families living in Quebec. This was about 69% of all the recorded Turco's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Turco families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Turco surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Turco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turco. 34% of Turco men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Turco women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turco were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Barber
    8%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • Typist
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Turco. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Turco lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Turco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Turco in 1953 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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