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Messa Family History

Messa Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Spanish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Ressa, Massa, Mesa, Sessa, Messana, Cesta, Mossa, Messina, Festa

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Where is the Messa family from?

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

What did your Messa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Messa. 25% of Messa men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Messa women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Messa were New Worker 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
    25%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    37%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
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What Messa family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Messa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messa 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 632 immigration records available for the last name Messa. 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 608 military records available for the last name Messa. For the veterans among your Messa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Messa lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Messa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Messa in 1964 was 75, and 79 in 2003.

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