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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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Massa Family Origin

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Massa Family Occupations

What did your Massa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Massa family was Keeping House. The most common Massa occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Massa's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Massa.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Massa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Massa Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Massa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Massa 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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