Avila Family History

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Avila Name Meaning

Spanish (Ávila): habitational name from Ávila in old Castile. Its name, first recorded in the Latin forms Avela and Abulia, is of unknown derivation and meaning. Portuguese and Galician: from Davila, a topographic name for someone from a town or village, da vila, reinterpreted as d’Avila.

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

Similar surnames: Davila, Vila, Avina, Villa, Vilar, Vela, Abila, Vilas, Aviles, Vida

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Avila Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Avila name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Avila. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Avila Family Origin

Where is the Avila family from?

Avila Family Occupations

What did your Avila ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Avila occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 50% of Avila's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur and Journalier were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Avila.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Avila ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Avila Historical Records

What Avila family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Avila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avila 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Avila. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Avila. For the veterans among your Avila ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avila Life Expectancy

What is the average Avila lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Avila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Avila in 1942 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Avila

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Avila 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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