Ricotta Family History

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Ricotta Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from ricotta, the name of a soft cheese, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold cheese or a nickname for a man who was dominated by his womenfolk or thought to be ‘soft in the head’.

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

Similar surnames: Cotta, Pisciotta, Rotta, Ragosta, Nicotera, Scott, Cincotta, Nicotra

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Ricotta Family Origin

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Ricotta Family Occupations

What did your Ricotta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ricotta. 18% of Ricotta men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Ricotta women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ricotta were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Canner
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ricotta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ricotta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ricotta 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 839 immigration records available for the last name Ricotta. 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 Card

There are 575 military records available for the last name Ricotta. For the veterans among your Ricotta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ricotta Life Expectancy

What is the average Ricotta lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ricotta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ricotta in 1949 was 78, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ricotta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ricotta 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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