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

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Massa Family Origin

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Massa Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Source: Census data for Massa | Data not to scale

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Massa Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Massa

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