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Messineo Surname Meaning

Italian (southern): habitational name from an Italianized form of Messineos the Greek adjective denoting someone from the Sicilian city of Messina (see Messina ) in standard Italian Messinese.

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


Similar surnames: Messina, Messano, Messinger, Tessin, Masino, Passino, Messick, Mineo

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Where is the Messineo family from?

You can see how Messineo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Messineo family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Messineo families living in New Jersey. This was about 40% of all the recorded Messineo's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Messineo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Messineo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Messineo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Messineo. 20% of Messineo men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Messineo women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Messineo were Shoemaker 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
    20%
  • Painter
    13%
  • Barber
    10%
  • Shoemaker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    21%
  • Finisher
    18%
  • Operator
    18%
  • Packer
    11%
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What Messineo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Messineo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messineo 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 Messineo. 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 468 military records available for the last name Messineo. For the veterans among your Messineo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Messineo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Messineo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Messineo in 1944 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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