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Cresta Family History

Cresta Name Meaning

Italian: from cresta ‘crest’ (from Latin crista), perhaps applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by the crest of a mountain or as a nickname with reference to the comb of a rooster.

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


Similar surnames: Cuesta, Crete, Cesta, Cressy, Costa, Foresta, Testa, Resta, Crosta

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Where is the Cresta family from?

You can see how Cresta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cresta family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Cresta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Cresta family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Cresta's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Cresta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cresta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cresta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cresta. 40% of Cresta men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Cresta women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cresta were Farmer and Clerk. .

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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
    40%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Barber
    18%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Rubber Girl
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cresta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cresta 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 727 immigration records available for the last name Cresta. 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 295 military records available for the last name Cresta. For the veterans among your Cresta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cresta lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cresta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Cresta in 1948 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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