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Razza Name Meaning

probably a metonymic occupational name for a herbalist, from a plant name which denoted different species in different dialects, for example charlock or rock cress (Sicily), rock rose (Modena), and the bramble, or the medicinal plant smilax, in certain other regions. in the Neapolitan region the word was used for certain kinds of fish, the weever, perch, or pike, and the surname probably arose from a nickname for someone with fish-like characteristics, or from a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman. possibly a habitational name from Razzà, a locality of Brancaleone in Reggio Calabria.

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


Similar surnames: Rana, Maza, Raba, Mazza, Kasza, Pezza, Corazza, Danza, Daza, Rada

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You can see how Razza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Razza family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Razza families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Razza families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Razza's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Razza families in 1920.
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What did your Razza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Punch Press were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Razza. 40% of Razza men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Razza women worked as a Punch Press. .

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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
    40%
  • Barber
    20%
  • Delivery Boy
    20%
  • Coal Miner
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Punch Press
    100%
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Census Records

There are 955 census records available for the last name Razza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Razza 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 468 immigration records available for the last name Razza. 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 258 military records available for the last name Razza. For the veterans among your Razza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Razza lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Razza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Razza in 1965 was 78, and 73 in 2004.

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