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Musa Name Meaning

Muslim: from the Arabic personal name Musa (the Biblical Moses). The Qur’an says (19:51): ‘He was specially chosen, and he was a Messenger and a Prophet.’ Southern Italian: habitational name from a place called Musa, particularly the one in Melito di Porto Salvo in Reggio Calabria, and the one in Nissorìa in Enna province, Sicily.

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

Similar surnames: Tusa, Mura, Mula, Busa, Husa, Mina, Mesa, Mousa, Mussa, Maia

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Where is the Musa family from?

You can see how Musa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Musa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Musa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Musa families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Musa's in the UK. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Musa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Musa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Musa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Musa. 52% of Musa men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Musa women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Musa were Agent and Assembler.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Chauffeur
  • Salesman
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Saleslady
  • Domestic
  • Assembler
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What Musa family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Musa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Musa 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Musa. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Musa. For the veterans among your Musa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Musa lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Musa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Musa in 1955 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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