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Cola Name Meaning

Italian (southern): from the personal name Cola a short form of Nicola an equivalent of Nicholas . Spanish: nickname from cola ‘tail’or ‘glue’.

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

Similar surnames: Colla, Cala, Colao, Zola, Colo, Cole, Coll, Colas, Gola, Scola

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Where is the Cola family from?

You can see how Cola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cola family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cola families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 42 Cola families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Cola's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cola families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cola surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cola ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Cola. 46% of Cola men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son
  • Mechanic
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Cola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cola 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 Cola. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Cola. For the veterans among your Cola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cola lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cola in 1950 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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