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Balla Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a short form of Ballabás, variant of the personal name Barnabás (see Barnaby). Italian: from balla, which in its earliest sense meant ‘dance’ but from the 14th century was used to denote ‘goods packed for transport’, ‘bale’, ‘bundle (of merchandise)’ and was hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a carrier.

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


Similar surnames: Ball, Bolla, Bala, Ballo, Palla, Ballas, Galla, Bella, Walla, Halla

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Balla Family Origin

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Balla Family Occupations

What did your Balla ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Balla occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Balla's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balla. A less common occupation for the Balla family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Grocer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

Balla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Balla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balla 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Balla. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Balla. For the veterans among your Balla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balla Life Expectancy

What is the average Balla lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Balla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Balla in 1951 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balla 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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