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Sessa Family History

Sessa Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Sicily): habitational name from Sessa Aurunca in the province of Caserta, or from Sessa Cilento in Salerno.

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


Similar surnames: Sesma, Ressa, Messa, Mossa, Lessa, Rossa, Serra, Mesa, Ossa, Sesto

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Where is the Sessa family from?

You can see how Sessa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sessa family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 62 Sessa families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Sessa's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sessa families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sessa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sessa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sessa. 19% of Sessa men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Sessa women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sessa were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Butcher
    8%
  • Helper
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Dressmaker
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sessa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sessa 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 Sessa. 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 Sessa. For the veterans among your Sessa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sessa lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sessa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sessa in 1945 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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