Pecora Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Pecora Name Meaning

Italian (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a keeper of sheep or goats, from pecora ‘flock’ (from Latin pecus, genitive pecoris).

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

Similar surnames: Pecoraro, Pera, Pecore, Pesola, Record, Cort, Prior, Perona, Perra

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Pecora Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pecora name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pecora. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Pecora Family Origin

Where is the Pecora family from?

Pecora Family Occupations

What did your Pecora ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pecora occupation in the USA was Dective. 100% of Pecora's were Dectives.

View Census data for Pecora | Data not to scale

  • Dective


United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Pecora Historical Records

What Pecora family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pecora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pecora census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Pecora

Passenger List

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

View all Pecora immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pecora. For the veterans among your Pecora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pecora military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pecora family history.

Pecora Life Expectancy

What is the average Pecora lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pecora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Pecora in 1956 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pecora

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pecora 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.

Famous Pecora Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name