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Susa Family History

Susa Name Meaning

Hungarian: metronymic from an archaic spelling of the female personal name Zsuzsa, a short form of Zsuzsanna, Hungarian form of Susanna. Slovenian (Suša, Šuša): unflattering nickname from suša, (dialect šuša) ‘scraggy or scrawny fellow’.

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


Similar surnames: Busa, Basa, Susan, Tusa, Kula, Sura, Suss, Suba, Sas, Kusz

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Where is the Susa family from?

You can see how Susa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Susa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Susa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Susa family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Susa's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Susa families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Susa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Susa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Susa. 38% of Susa men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Susa women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Susa were Salesman 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
    38%
  • Miner
    19%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Waitress
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Susa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Susa 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 926 immigration records available for the last name Susa. 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 483 military records available for the last name Susa. For the veterans among your Susa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Susa lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Susa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Susa in 1962 was 65, and 80 in 2004.

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