Genovese Family History

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Genovese Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name for someone from Genoa in Liguria (see Genova), from the adjectival form of the place name. In medieval times the Genoese were regarded as clever individuals, and it is possible that the surname is sometimes a nickname with this sense.

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

Similar surnames: Genova, Genovesi, Gentile, Senese, Goede, Genser, Deneve, Naves

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Genovese Family Origin

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Genovese Family Occupations

What did your Genovese ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Boxser was the top reported job for people in the CA named Genovese. 20% of Genovese men worked as a Boxser

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Boxser
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Genovese Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Genovese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Genovese 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Genovese. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Genovese. For the veterans among your Genovese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Genovese Life Expectancy

What is the average Genovese lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Genovese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Genovese in 1946 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Genovese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Genovese 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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