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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

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  • Clerk

    20%
  • Digs Coal

    20%
  • Farm Hand

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%

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In 1880, 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. Clerk, Digs Coal and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caruso.

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Caruso Life Expectancy

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