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Macchia Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name from macchia ‘thicket scrub’ (from Latin macula) or a habitational name from any of various places notably in central southern Italy named with this word such as Macchia in Trapani province Sicily. Scrub country was notorious as a hiding place for bandits and this may be the true meaning of the surname. In some instances it may be a nickname from the same term used in the sense ‘curious type odd fellow’. Compare La Macchia .

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

Similar surnames: Macchi, Macchio, Machia, Machi, Marcia, Mancha, Marchio, Musacchia

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Where is the Macchia family from?

You can see how Macchia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macchia family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Macchia families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 19 Macchia families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Macchia's in USA. New York had the highest population of Macchia families in 1920.
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What did your Macchia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Macchia. 18% of Macchia men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Macchia women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macchia were Truck Driver and Packer. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Packer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Macchia. 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 730 military records available for the last name Macchia. For the veterans among your Macchia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Macchia lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Macchia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Macchia in 1949 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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