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Festa Name Meaning

Southern Italian: possibly from festa ‘festival’, ‘holiday’, but more likely from a short form of the medieval omen names Carafesta or Cattafesta. Portuguese: from festa ‘festival’, ‘holiday’.

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


Similar surnames: Resta, Nesta, Testa, Fata, Cesta, Femia, Fast, Nest, Vestal, Sessa

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Where is the Festa family from?

You can see how Festa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Festa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Festa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Festa families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Festa's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Festa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Festa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Festa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Festa. 24% of Festa men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Festa women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Festa were Barber and Housewife.

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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
    24%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Festa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Festa 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 Festa. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Festa. For the veterans among your Festa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Festa lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Festa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Festa in 1950 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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