Massa Family History

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Massa Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places called Massa, for example Massa Lubrense or Massa di Somma, both in Naples province, or Masse d’Albe in Aquila, all named from medieval Latin massa ‘holding’, ‘estate’ (from Latin massa ‘mass’, ‘lump’, ‘pile’, Greek maza).

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

Similar surnames: Masse, Mossa, Mars, Kassa, Masso, Lessa, Masias, Mass, Messa, Maia

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Massa Family Origin

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Massa Family Occupations

What did your Massa ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Massa family was Gas Tube Cutter. Architect & Surveyor, Brewers Cashier and Gardener Domestic Serv were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Massa. The most common Massa occupation in the UK was Architect & Surveyor. 13% of Massa's were Architect & Surveyors.

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  • Architect & Surveyor

  • Brewers Cashier

  • Gardener Domestic Serv

  • Gas Tube Cutter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Massa ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Massa Historical Records

What Massa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Massa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Massa 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Massa. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Massa. For the veterans among your Massa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Massa Life Expectancy

What is the average Massa lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Massa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Massa in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Massa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Massa 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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