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Masella Family History

Masella Name Meaning

Italian: from a feminine pet form of the personal name Maso (see Masi).

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


Similar surnames: Maselli, Marella, Mainella, Danella, Pacella, Marcella, Masullo

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Where is the Masella family from?

You can see how Masella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Masella family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Masella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Masella families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Masella's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Masella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Masella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Masella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Masella. 24% of Masella men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Masella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Masella were Shipping Clerk and House Wife.

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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
    24%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Tailor
    8%
  • Shipping Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    24%
  • New Worker
    24%
  • Waitress
    24%
  • House Wife
    16%
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What Masella family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Masella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masella 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 906 immigration records available for the last name Masella. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 528 military records available for the last name Masella. For the veterans among your Masella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Masella lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Masella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Masella in 1963 was 84, and 91 in 2004.

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