Sousa Family History

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Sousa Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal named Sousa. The place name is of pre-Roman origin.

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

Similar surnames: Moura, Souza, Somma, Musa, Rosa, Posa, Ossa, Soucy, Rossa, Socia

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Sousa Family Origin

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Sousa Family Occupations

What did your Sousa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor was the top reported job for people in the UK named Sousa.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor

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Sousa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Sousa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sousa 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Sousa. 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 Sousa. For the veterans among your Sousa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sousa Life Expectancy

What is the average Sousa lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sousa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sousa in 1944 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sousa

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