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Figaro Name Meaning

Italian: from dialect figaro ‘fig-tree’ (see also 3 below) used as a topographic name or an occupational name for a fig seller. Americanized form of Italian Ficara and Ficarra changed under influence of a well known personal name Figaro from the Beaumarchais' plays (see 4 below). French: perhaps a variant of Figarol a southern French diminutive derivative of Latin ficarius ‘fig-tree’ (compare 1 above). Alternatively from the personal name Figaro (see 4 below) probably applied as a nickname. West Indian (mainly Haiti) and Mauritian: from the personal name Figaro borne by a hero of the famous plays (most notably The Marriage of Figaro 1778) of the French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais.

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

Similar surnames: Figard, Ficara, Fusaro, Faro, Figura, Fierro, Bitar, Gard, Rigano

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Where is the Figaro family from?

You can see how Figaro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Figaro family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Figaro families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Figaro family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Figaro's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Figaro families in 1911.
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What did your Figaro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Figaro. 46% of Figaro men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Figaro women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Figaro were Painter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Barber
  • Farmer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Figaro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Figaro 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Figaro. 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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There are 641 military records available for the last name Figaro. For the veterans among your Figaro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Figaro lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Figaro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Figaro in 1964 was 54, and 52 in 2004.

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