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Loreto Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: from the Marian female personal name, Portuguese Maria do Loreto, Italian Maria di Loreto, from Loreto in Ancona province, Italy, the center of a cult of the Virgin Mary dating from the 15th century. Loreto is the site of the Santa Casa, the childhood home of the Virgin Mary, which according to legend was miraculously transported by angels from Nazareth to Loreto in the 13th century. The place name is from Latin lauretum ‘place of laurels’. Compare Loredo.

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


Similar surnames: Loredo, Lorette, Lobato, Lorenzo, Oneto, Moreno, Lovato, Porto, Loren

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Where is the Loreto family from?

You can see how Loreto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loreto family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Loreto families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Loreto families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Loreto's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Loreto families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loreto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loreto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loreto. 36% of Loreto men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Loreto women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loreto were Farmer and Clerk.

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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
    36%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Dressmaker
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Loreto. 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 Cards

There are 575 military records available for the last name Loreto. For the veterans among your Loreto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loreto lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Loreto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Loreto in 1944 was 34, and 66 in 2004.

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