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Galella Name Meaning

Italian: variant of Gallello, which is probably from a pet form of the personal name Gallo (see Galli).

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

Similar surnames: Galla, Zarella, Farella, Paolella, Pacella, Gardella, Masella

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Where is the Galella family from?

You can see how Galella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galella family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Galella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Galella families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Galella's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Galella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Barber and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galella. 46% of Galella men worked as a Barber.

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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

  • Barber
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
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What Galella family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 596 census records available for the last name Galella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galella 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Galella. 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 158 military records available for the last name Galella. For the veterans among your Galella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Galella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Galella in 1962 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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