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Attia Name Meaning

Arabic: variant of Atiyeh. Jewish (Sephardic): from Arabic ?a?tiyyah ‘gift’, ‘present’; most likely a calque of a Jewish personal name with a similar meaning in Hebrew (for example, Nathan, Jonathan, or Nathaniel).

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


Similar surnames: Attias, Mattia, Attig, Datta, Matta, Mathia, Mattis, Altig, Avitia

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Where is the Attia family from?

You can see how Attia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Attia family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Attia families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1920 there were 2 Attia families living in Texas. This was about 67% of all the recorded Attia's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Attia families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Attia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Attia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Retail Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Attia. 34% of Attia men worked as a Retail Salesman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Retail Salesman
    34%
  • Farming
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 276 census records available for the last name Attia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Attia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 418 immigration records available for the last name Attia. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 87 military records available for the last name Attia. For the veterans among your Attia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Attia lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2003, in the United States, Attia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Attia in 1972 was 76, and 68 in 2003.

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