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Magro Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: nickname for a thin person, from Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian magro ‘thin’, ‘lean’, ‘slender’ (Latin macer).

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


Similar surnames: Caro, Mauro, Magri, Magaro, Manso, Marro, Agro, Mallo, Mario, Nigro

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Where is the Magro family from?

You can see how Magro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Magro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Magro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Magro families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Magro's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Magro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Magro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Magro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Magro. 23% of Magro men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Magro women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Magro were Policeman and Machine Operator.

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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
    23%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Barber
    9%
  • Policeman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    24%
  • Dressmaker
    20%
  • Finisher
    15%
  • Machine Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Magro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magro 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Magro. 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 831 military records available for the last name Magro. For the veterans among your Magro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Magro lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Magro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Magro in 1957 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

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