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Massara Name Meaning

Italian: feminine form of Massaro or from the equivalent occupational or status name in medieval Greek, massaras ‘peasant’, ‘share cropper’, from massaria ‘small farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Massaro, Cassara, Massari, Madara, Massa, Massar, Vassar, Mascaro

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Where is the Massara family from?

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

What did your Massara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Massara. 42% of Massara men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Massara women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Massara were Proprietor 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
    42%
  • Chef
    13%
  • Bricklayer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    43%
  • Operator
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Massara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massara 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 887 immigration records available for the last name Massara. 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 307 military records available for the last name Massara. For the veterans among your Massara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Massara lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Massara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Massara in 1951 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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