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Dattilo Surname Meaning

Italian (southern):: habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Dattilo. from the personal name Dattilo a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name Dado Daddo Datto. (D'Attilo): patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Attilio. Compare D'Attilio . nickname derived from Greek daktylos ‘finger’ which also means ‘date palm’ (from Latin dactylus).

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

Similar surnames: Dattoli, Davino, Mattila, Matti, Tantillo, D'attilio, Mattison

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Where is the Dattilo family from?

You can see how Dattilo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dattilo family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Dattilo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Dattilo families living in Warwickshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Dattilo's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Dattilo families in 1891.
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What did your Dattilo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dattilo. 15% of Dattilo men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Dattilo women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dattilo were Truck Driver and 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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Waitress
  • Saleslady
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dattilo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dattilo 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 Dattilo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 829 military records available for the last name Dattilo. For the veterans among your Dattilo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dattilo lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dattilo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dattilo in 1956 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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