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Mesa Family History

Mesa Name Meaning

Spanish: probably a habitational name from any of various places, mainly in southern Spain, named La Mesa, from Latin mensa ‘table’, with reference to a topographic feature.

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


Similar surnames: Cesa, Mula, Musa, Mena, Mera, Mina, Messa, Basa, Tena, Maza

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Where is the Mesa family from?

You can see how Mesa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mesa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mesa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mesa family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Mesa's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Mesa families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mesa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mesa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and None were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mesa. 46% of Mesa men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Mesa women worked as a None. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mesa were Farm Labor and Laborer.

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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
    46%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farm Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • None
    45%
  • Laundress
    13%
  • Servant
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Mesa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mesa 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mesa. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mesa. For the veterans among your Mesa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mesa lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mesa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mesa in 1946 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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