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Mossa Name Meaning

Italian: perhaps a habitational name from Mossa in Gorizia province.

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


Similar surnames: Massa, Mosso, Rossa, Ossa, Moss, Musa, Motta, Sessa, Posa, Rosa

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Where is the Mossa family from?

You can see how Mossa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mossa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mossa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mossa family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mossa's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Mossa families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mossa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mossa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mossa. 32% of Mossa men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Mossa women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mossa were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mossa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mossa 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mossa. 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 374 military records available for the last name Mossa. For the veterans among your Mossa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mossa lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mossa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mossa in 1942 was 47, and 63 in 2004.

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