Fauci (surname)

Fauci is an Italian surname. It is derived from the Sicilian word for "sickle", and originated as an occupational surname referring metonymically to makers of sickles.[1][2] In Italy, 151 families bear the surname Fauci, with 67 in Sicily and 35 in Campania.[3] The 2010 United States Census found 510 people with the surname Fauci, making it the 42,511th-most-common name in the country. This represented an increase from 483 (42,289th-most-common) in the 2000 Census. In other censuses, about 97% of the bearers of the surname identified as non-Hispanic white.[4]

Notable people with this surname include:

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names. v. 1. Oxford University Press. p. 555. ISBN 9780199771691.
  2. ^ Hanks (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names. v. 2. p. 555.
  3. ^ "Diffusione del cognome Fauci". Mappe dei Cognomi Italiani. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  4. ^ "How common is your last name?". Newsday. Retrieved 5 September 2018.