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Paonessa Surname Meaning

Italian: from a variant of pavonessa a feminine diminutive of Pavone .

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

Similar surnames: Iannetta, Paolella, Paoletta, Pane, Paone, Contessa, Latessa, Pesta

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Where is the Paonessa family from?

You can see how Paonessa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paonessa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Paonessa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Paonessa families living in British Columbia. This was about 70% of all the recorded Paonessa's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Paonessa families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paonessa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paonessa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paonessa. 22% of Paonessa men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Paonessa women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paonessa were New Worker and Cook. .

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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
  • Painter
  • Proprietor
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Paonessa. 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 670 military records available for the last name Paonessa. For the veterans among your Paonessa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paonessa lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Paonessa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paonessa in 1947 was 52, and 94 in 2004.

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