Genova Family History

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Genova Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from Genoa (Italian Genova) in Liguria, which during the Middle Ages was one of the great seaports of the Mediterranean and a flourishing mercantile and financial center. The origin of the name of the city is uncertain. It has been associated with Latin janua ‘door’, but is more probably of pre-Roman origin. The surname in its various forms is distributed throughout southern Italy, Genova and Genovese being particularly common in Calabria and Sicily.

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

Similar surnames: Genua, Genovese, Nova, Di Genova, Celona, Canova, Nava, Genna, Pesola

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Genova Family Origin

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Genova Family Occupations

What did your Genova ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House and Labora were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Genova. The most common Genova occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Genova's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Labora


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

Genova Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Genova Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Genova life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Genova in 1955 was 59, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Genova 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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