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Mosca Name Meaning

Italian Portuguese and Spanish: nickname from Italian Portuguese and Spanish mosca ‘fly’ (from Latin musca) possibly denoting an annoying importunate person. In some cases also an Italianized form (translation into Italian) of Slovenian Muha a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Mosco, Rosa, Posa, Bosco, Manca, Mosch, Messa, Posch, Musch, Hosch

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Where is the Mosca family from?

You can see how Mosca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mosca family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Mosca families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Mosca families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mosca's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mosca families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mosca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mosca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mosca. 27% of Mosca men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Mosca women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mosca were Barber and Housewife. .

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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
    27%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Barber
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • Finisher
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mosca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mosca 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mosca. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mosca. For the veterans among your Mosca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mosca lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mosca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mosca in 1949 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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