Explore the Family Name Tarantino

The meaning of Tarantino

Italian: habitational name for someone from the city of Taranto, from an adjectival form of the placename. See also Taranto. Some characteristic forenames: Italian Sal, Salvatore, Angelo, Antonio, Carmine, Giuseppe, Pietro, Rocco, Cosimo, Florio, Gilda, Marco.

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How common is the last name Tarantino in the United States?

According to the Decennial U.S. Census data, the surname Tarantino saw a slight decline in popularity from 2000 to 2010. In 2000, Tarantino was ranked as the 7733rd most popular surname, but by 2010, it had dropped slightly to the 7956th position, marking a 2.88% change. Despite this drop in rank, the count of people carrying the Tarantino surname increased by 4.97% during the same period, from 3961 in 2000 to 4158 in 2010. However, the proportion of Tarantinos per 100k people decreased by 4.08%.

20002010Change
Rank#7,733#7,956-2.88%
Count3,9614,1584.97%
Proportion per 100k1.471.41-4.08%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Tarantino

With regards to ethnic identity, the Decennial U.S. Census data shows that the majority of individuals with the Tarantino surname identified as White in both 2000 and 2010. This group, however, experienced a slight decrease of 2.44% over the decade, dropping from 95.94% to 93.60%. The Hispanic population with the Tarantino surname showed the most significant increase, rising from 2.10% to 4.23% — a 101.43% change. Meanwhile, those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and American Indian and Alaskan Native also saw increases in their percentages, while those identifying with two or more races declined slightly.

20002010Change
White95.94%93.6%-2.44%
Hispanic2.1%4.23%101.43%
Two or More Races1.06%0.99%-6.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.3%0.43%43.33%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.28%0.41%46.43%
Black0.33%0.34%3.03%

Tarantino ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Tarantino is Italian, which comprises 39.3% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (28.0%) and French & German (12.7%). Additional ancestries include Eastern European, Spanish & Portuguese, Indigenous American, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Scandinavian.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
Italian39.3%
British & Irish28.0%
French & German12.7%
Other20.0%
Tarantino

Possible origins of the surname Tarantino

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Tarantino have recent ancestry locations spanning a few countries, mostly in Italy, and United Kingdom.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Sicily, Italy62.60%
Campania, Italy61.70%
Greater London, United Kingdom60.90%
Merseyside, United Kingdom60.90%
Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom60.00%

What Tarantino haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Tarantino is R-CTS3402, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS3402 is descended from haplogroup R-M420. Other common haplogroups include R-P312 and J-L26, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Klotz, Pagel, Chrisman, Troutman, Koss, Olszewski, Gregor, Korn, Balogh, Provost.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Tarantino surname are: H1, H, T2. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

tarantinoPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M420

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Tarantino have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Tarantino

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Tarantino" Surname 56.4%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Tarantino

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Tarantino" Surname 16.7%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Tarantino

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Tarantino" Surname 10.2%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Tarantino

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Tarantino" Surname 13.3%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Tarantino?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Tarantino are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Italian 58.3%

23andMe Users 57.2%