Bolla Family History

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Bolla Name Meaning

Catalan and Spanish: from bolla ‘sphere’, ‘ball’. How it was acquired as a surname is unclear; it may have been a nickname for a fat person. In Spanish bolla is also a regional term denoting various types of cakes and pastries and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense. Hungarian: variant of Balla, pet form of the personal name Barabás, or Barnabás (see Barnaby).

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


Similar surnames: Balla, Bolle, Bulla, Bolda, Molla, Colla, Rolla, Bolt, Bello, Bold

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Bolla Family Origin

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Bolla Family Occupations

What did your Bolla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sales Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bolla. 36% of Bolla men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bolla women worked as a Sales Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolla were New Worker and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Labor
    9%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sales Clerk
    17%
  • Typist
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%

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

Bolla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bolla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolla 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolla. 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 772 military records available for the last name Bolla. For the veterans among your Bolla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bolla Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bolla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bolla in 1960 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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