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Rossa Family History

Rossa Name Meaning

variant, feminine in form, of Rosso. habitational name from a place called Rossa in Vercelli province.

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


Similar surnames: Ossa, Ross, Rosa, Mossa, Pross, Lessa, Rozsa, Rosso, Rossi, Fosse

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Where is the Rossa family from?

You can see how Rossa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rossa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rossa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rossa family living in Louisiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rossa's in the USA. Louisiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Rossa families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rossa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rossa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rossa. 22% of Rossa men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rossa women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rossa were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • School Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Rossa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossa 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossa. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rossa. For the veterans among your Rossa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rossa lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rossa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rossa in 1945 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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