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Cesta Name Meaning

Italian (Aquila): unexplained; in part at least, possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who make or used baskets, from cesta ‘basket’.

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


Similar surnames: Testa, Costa, Cresta, Cuesta, Resta, Cestaro, Cotta, Best, Cetta

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Where is the Cesta family from?

You can see how Cesta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cesta family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Cesta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Cesta families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Cesta's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Cesta families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cesta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cesta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cesta. 47% of Cesta men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    47%
  • Tailor
    24%
  • Grinder
    16%
  • Underwriter
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cesta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cesta 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cesta. 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 168 military records available for the last name Cesta. For the veterans among your Cesta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cesta lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cesta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Cesta in 1962 was 79, and 90 in 2004.

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