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Gardella Family History

Gardella Name Meaning

Italian: probably from a pet form of Garda, feminine form of Gardo, a short form of various personal names such as Edgardo, Ildegardo, Mingardo.

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

Similar surnames: Nardella, Galella, Grella, Zarella, Cardell, Zarrella, Farella

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Where is the Gardella family from?

You can see how Gardella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gardella family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gardella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Gardella family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gardella's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Gardella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gardella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gardella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gardella. 13% of Gardella men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Gardella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gardella were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gardella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gardella 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gardella. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gardella. For the veterans among your Gardella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gardella lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gardella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gardella in 1947 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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