Mesa Family History

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Mesa Name Meaning

Spanish: probably a habitational name from any of various places, mainly in southern Spain, named La Mesa, from Latin mensa ‘table’, with reference to a topographic feature.

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

Similar surnames: Cesa, Mula, Musa, Mena, Mera, Mina, Messa, Basa, Tena, Maza

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Mesa Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mesa name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mesa. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Mesa Family Origin

Where is the Mesa family from?

Mesa Family Occupations

What did your Mesa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mesa. The most common Mesa occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Mesa's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Mesa family was Servant.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Servant


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

Mesa Historical Records

What Mesa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Mesa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mesa 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mesa. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mesa. For the veterans among your Mesa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mesa Life Expectancy

What is the average Mesa lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mesa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mesa in 1946 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mesa 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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