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Sa Family History

Sa Name Meaning

Portuguese (Sá): variant spelling of Saa, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia. Korean: there are three Chinese characters associated with this surname. Two of these are extremely rare and are not treated here. The remaining Sa surname is also quite unusual. There are two distinct clans, one of Kyongsang South Province’s Koch’ang County and the other originating with a refugee from Ming China who came to Korea near the end of the Koryo period (ad 918–1392).

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


Similar surnames: So, Ma, Ha, Na, Sia, Ba, Su, Sha, Sas, Si

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Where is the Sa family from?

You can see how Sa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Sa families living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sa's in the USA. California had the highest population of Sa families in 1880.
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What did your Sa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sa. 39% of Sa men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Sa women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sa were Speeder Tender and Seamstress.

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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
    39%
  • Farm Hand
    17%
  • Manager
    12%
  • Speeder Tender
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Sa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sa 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Sa. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Sa. For the veterans among your Sa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sa lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Sa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Sa in 1966 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

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