Cuesta Family History

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Cuesta Name Meaning

Spanish: from cuesta ‘slope’, ‘bank’ (Latin costa ‘rib’, ‘side’, ‘flank’, also used in a transferred topographical sense), hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or riverbank, less often on the coast, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example La Cuesta, in the provinces of Segovia and Soria.

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

Similar surnames: Costa, Cresta, Wuest, Cueto, Cesta, Kresta, Cetta, Cesa, Huerta

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Cuesta Family Origin

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Cuesta Family Occupations

What did your Cuesta ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Locomotive Fireman G W and Private Means were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cuesta. 50% of Cuesta men worked as a Locomotive Fireman G W and 34% of Cuesta women worked as a Private Means. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cuesta were Plumming sanitary Works and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Locomotive Fireman G W
  • Plumming sanitary Works

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means
  • Shpekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cuesta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cuesta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cuesta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cuesta. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 531 military records available for the last name Cuesta. For the veterans among your Cuesta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cuesta Life Expectancy

What is the average Cuesta lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cuesta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Cuesta in 1960 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cuesta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cuesta ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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