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Falla Name Meaning

Spanish and Catalan: probably a nickname from Catalan falla ‘torch’ or ‘bonfire’ (in particular one which was lit in the streets of a city on public festivals) or a metonymic occupational name for one who lit such a bonfire. Spanish: perhaps also a nickname from falla ‘flaw error doubt’ (from Latin falla). Channel Islands (Guernsey): perhaps a nickname related to Guernsey French falle ‘(bird's) crop throat’. Scottish: from any of various places in Midlothian and Lanarkshire named Falla Fala or Fallaw especially Fala in Midlothian from Old English fāg ‘variegated multicolored’ + hlaw ‘hill’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named in southeastern Norway so named from fall ‘fall’ probably with reference to the site of a landside or to tree felling.

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


Similar surnames: Palla, Fall, Valla, Villa, Palma, Walla, Balle, Galla, Fallas, Balla

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Where is the Falla family from?

You can see how Falla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falla family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Falla families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Falla families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Falla's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Falla families in 1911.
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What did your Falla ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miner and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Falla. 43% of Falla men worked as a Miner and 100% of Falla women worked as a Servant. .

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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

  • Miner
    43%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Labourer
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Falla. 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 912 military records available for the last name Falla. For the veterans among your Falla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Falla lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Falla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Falla in 1960 was 37, and 50 in 2004.

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