Rosa Family History

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Rosa Name Meaning

Italian and Catalan: from rosa ‘rose’ (Latin rosa), applied in part as a topographic name for someone who lived where wild roses grew, in part as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose, and in part as a nickname for someone with a pink, rosy complexion. Portuguese and Spanish: in most cases a short form of a name such as (de la) Rosa (Spanish) or (da) Rosa (Portuguese), or occasionally from the female personal name Rosa. Polish and Czech: from the vocabulary word rosa ‘dew’, ‘juice’, ‘sap’, applied as a nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Rose, Ross, Posa, Rota, Rozsa, Rosas, Rosi, Ros, Roma, Rosal

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Rosa Family Origin

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Rosa Family Occupations

What did your Rosa ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rosa. 21% of Rosa men worked as a Labourer and 27% of Rosa women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosa were Laborer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Stenographer

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

Rosa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 159,000 census records available for the last name Rosa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosa 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 61,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosa. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Rosa. For the veterans among your Rosa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rosa Life Expectancy

What is the average Rosa lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rosa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rosa in 1945 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rosa 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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