Davila Family History

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Davila Name Meaning

Spanish (D’Ávila): habitational name for someone from Ávila (see Avila). Galician and Portuguese (da Vila): topographic name for someone ‘from the village (vila)’.

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

Similar surnames: Avila, Vila, Favela, Davia, Avina, Abila, Davino, Da Villa, Savela

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Davila Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Davila name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Davila. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Davila Family Origin

Where is the Davila family from?

Davila Family Occupations

What did your Davila ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Davila occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Davila's were Laborers. Laborer, Laundress and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davila. A less common occupation for the Davila family was Teamster.

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  • Laborer

  • Laundress

  • Keeping House

  • Teamster


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Davila ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Davila Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Davila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davila 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Davila. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Davila. For the veterans among your Davila ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Davila Life Expectancy

What is the average Davila lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Davila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Davila in 1940 was 23, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Davila ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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