Festa Family History

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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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Festa Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Festa name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Festa. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Festa Family Origin

Where is the Festa family from?

Festa Family Occupations

What did your Festa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Festa family was Wood Coal Dealer. The most common Festa occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Festa's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Festa.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Wood Coal Dealer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Festa ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Festa Historical Records

What Festa family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Festa Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Festa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Festa ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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