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Lessa Family History

Lessa Name Meaning

Portuguese: variant of Leça a habitational name from any of various places in northern Portugal called Leça. Italian (mainly Apulia): perhaps from the feminine form of the personal name Lesso a short form of Alessio ‘Alexius’. This surname is very rare in Italy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ness, Sessa, Lesser, Mesa, Pless, Ossa, Rossa, Leese, Leos, Lista

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Where is the Lessa family from?

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

What did your Lessa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lessa. 41% of Lessa men worked as a Laborer and 55% of Lessa women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lessa were Salesman 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
  • Tailor
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lessa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lessa 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 855 immigration records available for the last name Lessa. 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 204 military records available for the last name Lessa. For the veterans among your Lessa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lessa lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lessa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Lessa in 1962 was 72, and 66 in 2004.

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