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Cuesta Name Meaning

Spanish: from cuesta ‘slope’, ‘bank’ (Latin costa ‘rib’, ‘side’, ‘flank’, also used in a transferred topographical sense), hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or riverbank, less often on the coast, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example La Cuesta, in the provinces of Segovia and Soria.

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

Similar surnames: Costa, Cresta, Wuest, Cueto, Cesta, Kresta, Cetta, Cesa, Huerta

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Where is the Cuesta family from?

You can see how Cuesta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cuesta family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Cuesta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Cuesta family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Cuesta's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cuesta families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cuesta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cuesta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cigar Maker was the top reported job for people in the US named Cuesta. 20% of Cuesta men worked as a Cigar Maker.

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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

  • Cigar Maker
  • Barber
  • Chauffer
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cuesta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cuesta 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cuesta. 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 531 military records available for the last name Cuesta. For the veterans among your Cuesta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cuesta lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cuesta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Cuesta in 1960 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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