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Bilas Name Meaning

Ukrainian Rusyn and Polish: nickname for a person with white or fair hair or a pale complexion from a derivative of Ukrainian and Rusyn bilyy Polish biały ‘white’. Compare Bily and Biel . Croatian: from a dialect hypocoristic derivative of bijel ‘white light fair’ or from a pet form of any of various old compound personal names based on Old Slavic bělъ with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Bialas, Bilak, Blas, Bila, Bilek, Filas, Bilka, Bily, Biss, Milas

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Where is the Bilas family from?

You can see how Bilas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Bilas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Bilas families living in British Columbia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Bilas's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Bilas families in 1911.
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What did your Bilas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bilas. 17% of Bilas men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bilas women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilas were Mechanic and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 584 immigration records available for the last name Bilas. 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 360 military records available for the last name Bilas. For the veterans among your Bilas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilas lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bilas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bilas in 1959 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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