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Gioia Name Meaning

Italian:: from the personal name Gioia derived from gioia ‘jewel precious object’. This is normally a female name but there are occasional records of its use as a masculine personal name in the Middle Ages. It may also have been a nickname for someone who frequently used the expression mia gioia ‘my joy’. habitational name from any of various places in southern Italy named with this word including Gioia del Colle (Bari) Gioia Sannitica (Caserta) and Gioia Tauro (Calabria).

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

Similar surnames: Giove, Milia, Cilia, Giza, Goda, Gion, Troia, Villa, Gaia, Aloia

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Where is the Gioia family from?

You can see how Gioia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gioia family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Gioia families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Gioia family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gioia's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Gioia families in 1911.
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What did your Gioia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gioia. 18% of Gioia men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Gioia women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gioia were Butcher and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Machine Operator
  • Stenographer
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gioia. For the veterans among your Gioia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gioia lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gioia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Gioia in 1956 was 91, and 79 in 2004.

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