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Bila Name Meaning

Czech (Bílá) Slovak (Bilá also Bíla) and Ukrainian: feminine form (denoting ‘the daughter or wife of’) of Czech Bílý Slovak Bilý Bíly and Ukrainian Bily . Polish (also Biła): very rare variant (perhaps under East Slavic influence) of Biela . Italian (Sicily): variant of Billa .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bily, Bilka, Bula, Bilas, Bilak, Biba, Bina, Kula, Fila, Pilat

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Where is the Bila family from?

You can see how Bila families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bila family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bila families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Bila families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 59% of all the recorded Bila's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bila families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bila surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bila ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, New Worker and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bila. 15% of Bila men worked as a New Worker and 43% of Bila women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bila were Wire Lather and Waitress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    15%
  • Barber
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Wire Lather
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
    43%
  • Maid
    29%
  • Waitress
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bila census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 721 immigration records available for the last name Bila. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Bila lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Bila in 1956 was 49, and 54 in 2004.

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