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Gala Family History

Gala Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat): Jain name of unknown meaning. Polish and Hungarian: from a derivative of the personal name Gal.

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


Similar surnames: Gaba, Gall, Bala, Galas, Gara, Galla, Gal, Vala, Gola, Kala

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Where is the Gala family from?

You can see how Gala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gala family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gala families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Gala families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gala's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Gala families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gala surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gala. 53% of Gala men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Gala women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gala were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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
    53%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    29%
  • Waitress
    29%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gala 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gala. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gala. For the veterans among your Gala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gala lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gala in 1954 was 45, and 66 in 2004.

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