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Messa Family History

Messa Surname Meaning

Italian: nickname from messa ‘mass Christian religious service’. Hispanic: probably of Italian origin (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ressa, Massa, Mesa, Sessa, Messana, Cesta, Mossa, Messina, Festa

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Where is the Messa family from?

You can see how Messa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Messa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Messa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 14 Messa families living in Cornwall. This was about 52% of all the recorded Messa's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Messa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Messa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Messa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Messa. 100% of Messa men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 100% of Messa women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Messa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Messa 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 632 immigration records available for the last name Messa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 608 military records available for the last name Messa. For the veterans among your Messa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Messa lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Messa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Messa in 1964 was 75, and 79 in 2003.

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