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Ossa Family History

Ossa Name Meaning

variant of Basque Osa or Otsa, habitational name from a town in Navarre province. possibly also a habitational name from a place called Ossa de Montiel in Albacete province, Spain.

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


Similar surnames: Rossa, Oss, Mosso, Mossa, Oser, Osen, Issa, Doss, Ola, Basa

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Where is the Ossa family from?

You can see how Ossa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ossa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ossa families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 6 Ossa families living in Texas. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ossa's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Ossa families in 1880.
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What did your Ossa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ossa. 67% of Ossa men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Ossa women worked as a Waitress. .

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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
    67%
  • Knitter
    17%
  • Rancher
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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What Ossa family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 484 census records available for the last name Ossa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ossa 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 984 immigration records available for the last name Ossa. 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 89 military records available for the last name Ossa. For the veterans among your Ossa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ossa lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2002, in the United States, Ossa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ossa in 1967 was 78, and 76 in 2002.

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