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Paolo Surname Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Paolo an equivalent of Paul .

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

Similar surnames: Paola, Polo, Pablo, Paulo, Pallo, Carlo, Paoli, Palo, Gallo, Paule

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Where is the Paolo family from?

You can see how Paolo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paolo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paolo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Paolo families living in London. This was about 71% of all the recorded Paolo's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Paolo families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paolo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paolo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paolo. 35% of Paolo men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Paolo women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paolo were Proprietor and Spinner. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Machine Operator
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Spinner
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paolo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paolo 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Paolo. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paolo. For the veterans among your Paolo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paolo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Paolo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Paolo in 1962 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

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