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Santoro Family History

Santoro Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from a personal name, originally bestowed on someone who was born on All Saints’ Day, Italian santoro, from Late Latin sanctorum (omnium dies festus) ‘(feast day of all) the saints’.

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


Similar surnames: Santos, Santora, Sartor, Santor, Santori, Cantore, Santore, Santry

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Where is the Santoro family from?

You can see how Santoro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santoro family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Santoro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Santoro family living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Santoro's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Santoro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Santoro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Santoro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Santoro. 21% of Santoro men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Santoro women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Santoro were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Santoro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santoro 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Santoro. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Santoro. For the veterans among your Santoro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Santoro lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Santoro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Santoro in 1945 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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