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Massa Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places called Massa, for example Massa Lubrense or Massa di Somma, both in Naples province, or Masse d’Albe in Aquila, all named from medieval Latin massa ‘holding’, ‘estate’ (from Latin massa ‘mass’, ‘lump’, ‘pile’, Greek maza).

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


Similar surnames: Masse, Mossa, Mars, Kassa, Masso, Lessa, Masias, Mass, Messa, Maia

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Where is the Massa family from?

You can see how Massa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Massa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Massa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Massa families living in Indiana. This was about 29% of all the recorded Massa's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Massa families in 1840.
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What did your Massa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Massa. 17% of Massa men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Massa women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Massa were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    11%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • New Worker
    6%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Massa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massa 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Massa. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Massa. For the veterans among your Massa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Massa lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Massa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Massa in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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