Greco (surname)  

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Greco is a common Italian surname, ranking 10th among the most widespread surnames in Italy, and it literally means "Greek". Historically, its popularity is due to the frequent relationships between Italy and Greece: in particular, it spread within the Griko communities of Southern Italy and the Arbëreshë minority emigrated from the Balkans since the 15th century.

Variants of the surname include Del Greco, Della Greca, Greci, Grego, Grieco, La Greca, Lagreca, Lo Greco, Logreco, Logrieco, Greca, Grech, Grecco, etc.

Geographical distribution

As of 2014, 62.6% of all known bearers of the surname Greco were residents of Italy (frequency 1:715), 17.7% of the United States (1:14,906), 6.1% of Argentina (1:5,090), 4.2% of Brazil (1:35,328), 2.4% of Canada (1:11,050) and 2.0% of France (1:24,844).

In Italy, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:715) in the following regions:

In Argentina, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:5,090) in the following provinces:

List of persons with the surname

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