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Negro Family History

Negro Surname Meaning

Italian Spanish and Portuguese:: from negro ‘black’ (from Latin niger) used as a nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion and also as an ethnic name. from a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger from niger ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Nigro, Nero, Vero, Ferro, Cerro, Petro, Zero, Sgro, Niro, Pero

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Where is the Negro family from?

You can see how Negro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Negro family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Negro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Negro families living in Michigan. This was about 43% of all the recorded Negro's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Negro families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Negro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Negro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Negro. 27% of Negro men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Negro women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Negro were New Worker and Saleslady. .

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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
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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What Negro family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Negro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Negro 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Negro. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Negro. For the veterans among your Negro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Negro lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Negro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Negro in 1963 was 80, and 73 in 2004.

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