Bala Family History

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Bala Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Parsi name, probably from Persian bala ‘high’, ‘exalted’. Indian (southern states): variant of Balan, particularly among speakers of Tamil and Malayalam who have migrated away from their home state. In India it is only a given name, but it has come to be used as a family name among South Indians in the U.S. Polish: from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Balázs, a vernacular form of Blasius.

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

Similar surnames: Balan, Bara, Basa, Balas, Bal, Ball, Bali, Sala, Cala, Balla

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Bala Family Origin

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Bala Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bala. 60% of Bala men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Forming Son
  • Farming

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

Bala Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bala. For the veterans among your Bala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bala Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bala in 1942 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

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