Ligurians in America

Ligurians: Top 50 most common surnames in America

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Ligurians in America

From the end of the nineteenth century, until the end of First World War, the Ligurian emigration movement intensified, mainly of people coming from Tigullio’s inland, particularly Val Fontanabuona, behind Chiavari and Lavagna.

Ligurian surnames. The Ligurian population in America, mainly settled in the “West Village”, a part of the neighborhood known as Greenwich Village , located in the borough of Manhattan, New York.

Favale di Malvaro, statua emigrante
Statue of the emigrant – Favale di Malvaro (Val Fontanabuona)

ℹ If you want to know why Ligurians left for America, we recommend you to read here.

✅ Several families with Ligurian surnames, still reside in this area today, where numerous Ligurian names can be found among bar, restaurants and businesses.

Most of these, who emigrated to America looking for a job, married American or Italian-American women.

➡ Ligurians: below, the ranking of the 50 Ligurian Surnames, most common in the USA.

Continue reading and find the number of how many people with that surname, live in the USA today (statistics updated to 2021)

1️⃣ – Barbieri 👤 4240
2️⃣ – Oliveri 👤 3063
3️⃣ – Musso 👤 2537
4️⃣ – Canale 👤 2291
5️⃣ – Gardella 👤 1904
6️⃣ – Delfino 👤 1735
7️⃣ – Solari 👤 1727
8️⃣ – Garbarino 👤 1628
9️⃣ – Calcagno 👤 1593
🔟 – Arata 👤 1378

1️⃣1️⃣ – Gandolfo 👤 1242
1️⃣2️⃣ – Canepa 👤 1182
1️⃣3️⃣ – Traverso 👤 968
1️⃣4️⃣ – Costa 👤 900
1️⃣5️⃣ – Bozzo 👤 870
1️⃣6️⃣ – Raggio 👤 822
1️⃣7️⃣ – Podestà 👤 766
1️⃣8️⃣ – Nicolini 👤 743
1️⃣9️⃣ – Bacigalupo 👤 656

2️⃣0️⃣ – Picasso 👤 618
2️⃣1️⃣ – Ferrando 👤 606
2️⃣2️⃣ – Repetto 👤 576
2️⃣3️⃣ – Muzio 👤 573
2️⃣4️⃣ – Risso 👤 557
2️⃣5️⃣– Raffo 👤 554
2️⃣6️⃣ – Pastorino 👤 477
2️⃣7️⃣ – Castagnola 👤 459
2️⃣8️⃣ – Devoto 👤 450
2️⃣9️⃣ – Oneto 👤 426
3️⃣0️⃣ – Capurro 👤 411

3️⃣1️⃣ – Revello 👤 410
3️⃣2️⃣ – Ghio 👤 351
3️⃣3️⃣ – Peirano 👤 315
3️⃣4️⃣ – Zolezzi 👤 297
3️⃣5️⃣ – Olivari 👤 255
3️⃣6️⃣ – Stagno 👤 246
3️⃣7️⃣ – Canessa 👤 239
3️⃣8️⃣ – Olcese 👤 221
3️⃣9️⃣ – Dasso 👤 209
4️⃣0️⃣ – Sivori 👤 204

4️⃣1️⃣ – Aste 👤 189
4️⃣2️⃣ – Bruzzone 👤 188
4️⃣3️⃣ – Schiaffino 👤 173
4️⃣4️⃣ – Chiappe 👤 169
4️⃣5️⃣ – Pittaluga 👤 167
4️⃣6️⃣ – Crovetto 👤 160
4️⃣7️⃣ – Massone 👤 147
4️⃣8️⃣ – Lertora 👤 137
4️⃣9️⃣ – Schiappacasse 👤 120
5️⃣0️⃣– Tassara 👤 109

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