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Resta Family History

Resta Name Meaning

Italian and Greek (Restas): from the vocabulary word resto ‘remainder’, ‘leftover’. Italian: possibly from a short form of the personal name Oreste.

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


Similar surnames: Kresta, Resto, Festa, Nesta, Cesta, Ressa, Rotta, Pesta, Reda, Cetta

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Where is the Resta family from?

You can see how Resta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Resta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Resta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 21 Resta families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Resta's in USA. New York had the highest population of Resta families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Resta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Resta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sewing Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Resta. 26% of Resta men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Resta women worked as a Sewing Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Resta were Tailor and Hand Knitter. .

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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
    26%
  • Barber
    13%
  • Waiter
    7%
  • Tailor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sewing Machine Operator
    25%
  • Laundress
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Hand Knitter
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Resta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Resta 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Resta. 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 524 military records available for the last name Resta. For the veterans among your Resta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Resta lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Resta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Resta in 1954 was 56, and 83 in 2004.

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