Balsamo Family History

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Balsamo Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Naples): from the medieval personal name Balsamo, meaning ‘balsam’, ‘balm’, ‘comfort’, bestowed upon a child who is (or is expected to be) a comfort to his parents, typically one born following the death of an older child.

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

Similar surnames: Balsam, Casano, Badamo, Adamo, Bala, Bassano, Salaam, Aliano, Talamo

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Balsamo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Balsamo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Balsamo. 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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Balsamo Family Origin

Where is the Balsamo family from?

Balsamo Family Occupations

What did your Balsamo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Balsamo occupation in the USA was Butcher. 100% of Balsamo's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher


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

Balsamo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Balsamo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balsamo 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Balsamo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 816 military records available for the last name Balsamo. For the veterans among your Balsamo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balsamo Life Expectancy

What is the average Balsamo lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Balsamo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Balsamo in 1959 was 64, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balsamo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balsamo 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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