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Messana Family History

Messana Name Meaning

Southern Italian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Messina, Messa, Messano, Marsala, Sessa, Massari, Massara, Cessna

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Where is the Messana family from?

You can see how Messana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Messana family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Messana families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Messana families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Messana's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Messana families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Messana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Messana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Messana. 35% of Messana men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Messana women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Messana were Helper and Dress Maker.

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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
    35%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Helper
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    37%
  • Beading
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Dress Maker
    11%
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What Messana family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 930 census records available for the last name Messana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messana 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 953 immigration records available for the last name Messana. 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 244 military records available for the last name Messana. For the veterans among your Messana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Messana lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Messana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Messana in 1959 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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