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Candela Name Meaning

Italian (mainly Sicily) Spanish and Catalan (mainly Alicante): from candela ‘candle’ (from Latin candela) hence a metonymic occupational name for a chandler (candlemaker) or a nickname for a tall thin person.

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

Similar surnames: Canela, Cannella, Candella, Canepa, Cadena, Kandel, Cardell, Canal

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Where is the Candela family from?

You can see how Candela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Candela family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Candela families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Candela family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Candela's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Candela families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Candela surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Candela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Candela. 51% of Candela men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Candela women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Candela were Shoe Worker 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
  • New Worker
  • Salesman
  • Shoe Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Operator
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Candela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Candela 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Candela. 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 816 military records available for the last name Candela. For the veterans among your Candela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Candela lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Candela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Candela in 1957 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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