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Caruso Name Meaning

Italian: nickname from caruso ‘close-cropped’ (Latin cariosus ‘decayed’, also ‘smooth’, ‘bald’). This word was also used in the more general sense ‘boy’, ‘lad’, since in the Middle Ages young men of fashion sometimes wore their hair much shorter than was the prevailing style. In the Girgenti area of Sicily the term was a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the sulfur pits, since such workers were required to wear their hair short.

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


Similar surnames: Cardo, Carro, Carbo, Jacaruso, Carpio, Caro, Camuso, Carosi, Caso

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Caruso Family Origin

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Caruso Family Occupations

What did your Caruso ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Clerk, Digs Coal and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caruso. The most common Caruso occupation in the USA was Clerk. 20% of Caruso's were Clerks. A less common occupation for the Caruso family was Farmer.

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  • Clerk

    20%
  • Digs Coal

    20%
  • Farm Hand

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%

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Caruso Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Caruso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caruso 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Caruso. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Caruso. For the veterans among your Caruso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caruso Life Expectancy

What is the average Caruso lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Caruso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Caruso in 1941 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caruso 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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