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Formosa Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, and Catalan: possibly a habitational name from a place called Formosa, from formoso ‘beautiful’.

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


Similar surnames: Formoso, Cardosa, Carmona, Somoza, Rosa, Fornes, Formby, Barbosa

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Formosa Family Origin

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Formosa Family Occupations

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  • Labor

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Life Insurance Agt

    20%
  • Painting Business

    20%

In 1880, Labor, Laborer and Life Insurance Agt were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Formosa. The most common Formosa occupation in the USA was Labor. 20% of Formosa's were Labors. A less common occupation for the Formosa family was Painting Business.

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Formosa Historical Records

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Formosa Life Expectancy

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