Greco (surname)
Greco is an Italian surname, one of the most common in the whole country, and it literally means "Greek". Historically, its popularity is due to the frequent relationships between Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 and Greece
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

: in particular, it spread within the Griko communities in the South of Italy and the Arbëreshë
The Arbëreshë are a linguistic and ethnic Albanian minority community living in southern Italy, especially the regions of Apulia, Basilicata, Molise, Calabria and Sicily...

 minority emigrated from the Balkans since the 15th century. Curiously enough, it is also listed as a Jewish surname
Jewish surname
Jews have historically used Hebrew patronymic names. In the Jewish patronymic system the first name is followed by either ben- or bat- , and then the father's name....

 in Italy.

List of persons with the surname

  • Buddy Greco
    Buddy Greco
    -Biography:He was born Armando Greco in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Greco began playing piano at the age of four. His first professional work was playing with Benny Goodman's band. Most of Greco's work has been in the jazz and pop genres...

    , American singer and pianist
  • Gaetano Greco
    Gaetano Greco
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    , Italian Baroque composer
  • Gioachino Greco, Italian chess player and writer
  • Joey Greco
    Joey Greco
    Joel S.Greco or better known by his stage name Joey Greco in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American television personality, perhaps best known for hosting the reality TV show Cheaters. Greco was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in the Bronx, New York...

    , American television producer
  • José Greco
    José Greco
    Jose Greco was a flamenco dancer and choreographer.He was born in Montorio nei Frentani, Italy of Italian parents. He was raised in New York City from the time he was 10 years old. He began dancing in Brooklyn with his sister Norina at a young age.He made his professional dancing debut in 1937 at...

    , flamenco dancer and choreographer
  • Juliette Gréco
    Juliette Gréco
    Juliette Gréco, — also Michelle – is a French actress and popular chanson singer.-Early life and family:Juliette Gréco was born in Montpellier to a Corsican father and a mother who became active in the Résistance, in the Hérault département of southern France. She was raised by her maternal...

    , French chanson singer and actress
  • Marco Greco, Italian physician
  • Michael Greco
    Michael Greco
    Michael Greco is an English actor and poker player. He was educated in Surrey, England at Reigate College. Internet rumours claim he was born in Dunbar, Scotland, but Greco himself states that this is false, and that he grew up in London....

    , Scottish actor
  • Michael S. Greco
    Michael S. Greco
    Michael Spencer Greco is a former President of the American Bar Association . He is currently a partner in the Boston office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, and a former partner at the now-defunct Hill and Barlow.-ABA Presidency:As President of the American Bar Association,...

    , first foreign-born President of the Massachusetts Bar Association
    Massachusetts Bar Association
    The Massachusetts Bar Association is a voluntary, non-profit bar association in Massachusetts with a headquarters on West Street in Boston's Downtown Crossing. The MBA also has a Western Massachusetts office....

    , the New England Bar Association, and the American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    The American Bar Association , founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. The ABA's most important stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation...

  • Pino Greco, member of the Sicilan Mafia
  • Salvatore Greco
    Salvatore Greco
    Salvatore "Ciaschiteddu" Greco was a powerful mafioso and boss of the Mafia Family in Ciaculli, an outlying suburb of Palermo famous for its citrus fruit groves, where he was born...

    , member of the Sicilan Mafia
  • Stephen Greco, epic Social Studies teacher
  • Michele Greco
    Michele Greco
    Michele Greco was a member of the Sicilian Mafia, previously incarcerated for multiple murders. His nickname was "il Papa" because of his ability to mediate between different Mafia families...

    , member of the Sicilan Mafia
  • James Greco, Chief Executive Officer of Bruegger's Corporation
  • Jim Greco
    Jim Greco
    Jim Greco is a professional skateboarder. He currently resides in downtown Los Angeles.Greco has appeared in videos such as Zero's "Misled Youth", "Baker Bootleg, "Baker 2G", "Baker 3" and "Baker Has A Deathwish"....

    , Professional Skateboarder
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