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Sousa Family History

Sousa Name Meaning
Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal named Sousa. The place name is of pre-Roman origin.

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

205,517 Historical Documents with Sousa on Ancestry.com
109,463 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,911 Military Records
14,900 Immigration Records
19,258 Census and Voter Lists
56,985 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sousa Families

  • Number of Sousa families
     158 - 313
     53 - 157
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sousa families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sousa last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sousa census records

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Sousa Family Origin

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Sousa Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Sousa families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Sousa

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Sousa Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sousa census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Sousa ancestors, such as occupation.

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Sousa Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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