Lessa Family History

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Lessa Name Meaning

Portuguese: variant of Leça, a habitational name from various places in northern Portugal called Leça.

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

Similar surnames: Ness, Sessa, Lesser, Mesa, Pless, Ossa, Rossa, Leese, Leos, Lista

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Lessa Family Origin

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Lessa Family Occupations

What did your Lessa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lessa. 13% of Lessa men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Lessa women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lessa were Shoe Cutter and Cafe Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Shoe Cutter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Cafe Worker

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

Lessa Historical Records

What Lessa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lessa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lessa 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 855 immigration records available for the last name Lessa. 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 204 military records available for the last name Lessa. For the veterans among your Lessa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lessa Life Expectancy

What is the average Lessa lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lessa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Lessa in 1962 was 72, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lessa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lessa 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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