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Massa Family History

Massa Name Meaning
Southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places called Massa, for example Massa Lubrense or Massa di Somma, both in Naples province, or Masse d’Albe in Aquila, all named from medieval Latin massa ‘holding’, ‘estate’ (from Latin massa ‘mass’, ‘lump’, ‘pile’, Greek maza).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

89,301 Historical Documents with Massa on Ancestry.com
33,979 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,263 Military Records
8,285 Immigration Records
16,982 Census and Voter Lists
24,792 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Massa Families

  • Number of Massa families
     67 - 131
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Massa families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Massa families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Massa census records

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Massa Family Origin

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Massa Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Massa

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Massa Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Massa census records

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Massa Civil War Service Records

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