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Ballas Name Meaning

Greek: nickname for someone who was short and fat, from bal(l)a ‘ball’, from Italian balla ‘ball’, ‘bullet’, ‘cannonball’. Syrian and Jewish (from Syria): unexplained. German: variant of Baldas, from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar.

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

Similar surnames: Pallas, Balles, Balla, Barlas, Gallas, Bellas, Hallas, Balas, Balls

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Where is the Ballas family from?

You can see how Ballas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Ballas families living in British Columbia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ballas's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Ballas families in 1911.
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What did your Ballas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ballas. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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What is the average Ballas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ballas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ballas in 1944 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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