Cala Name Meaning

Spanish and southern Italian (Sicily): habitational name from any of numerous minor places in eastern and southern Spain, and one in Sicily, called Cala, from a proto-Romance word cala ‘bay’, ‘cove’. Southern Italian: nickname from medieval Greek kalas ‘good’, ‘beautiful’ (ancient Greek kalos). Czech (Cála): from a reduced form of an unidentified personal name beginning with Ca-. Polish (Ca{l-}a): variant of Ca{l-} (see Cal).

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


Similar surnames: Calo, Sala, Cali, Pala, Casa, Bala, Cal, Cava, Calia, Scala

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Cala Family Origin

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Cala Family Occupations

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  • Works In Saw Mill

    100%

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In 1880, the most common Cala occupation in the USA was Works In Saw Mill. 100% of Cala's were Works In Saw Mills.

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Cala Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Cala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cala in 1963 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cala

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