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Ricotta Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from ricotta, the name of a soft cheese, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold cheese or a nickname for a man who was dominated by his womenfolk or thought to be ‘soft in the head’.

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


Similar surnames: Cotta, Pisciotta, Rotta, Ragosta, Nicotera, Scott, Cincotta, Nicotra

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Where is the Ricotta family from?

You can see how Ricotta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ricotta family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Ricotta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 27 Ricotta families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Ricotta's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ricotta families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ricotta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ricotta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ricotta. 35% of Ricotta men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Ricotta women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ricotta were Truck Driver and Inspector. .

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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%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    17%
  • Dressmaker
    9%
  • Typist
    9%
  • Inspector
    9%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ricotta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ricotta 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 839 immigration records available for the last name Ricotta. 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 575 military records available for the last name Ricotta. For the veterans among your Ricotta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ricotta lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ricotta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ricotta in 1949 was 78, and 78 in 2004.

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