History of your Surname
Get access to Gola family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Gola Family History

Gola Surname Meaning

Polish: nickname derived from goły ‘naked bare or bald’. Polish; Sorbian (Góla): topographic name from Polish gola Lower Sorbian góla ‘bare heathland place without trees’. Sorbian (Góla): nickname for a bald man from Lower Sorbian archaic góla ‘bald head’. Italian: topographic name from gola ‘mountain hollow cavity’. Italian: variant of Cola . Indian (Himachal Pradesh): Prajapati name perhaps a variant of Golla .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gole, Golla, Gala, Gora, Goya, Goda, Sola, Golda, Pola, Golia

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Gola family from?

You can see how Gola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gola family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gola families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Gola families living in Alberta. This was about 55% of all the recorded Gola's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Gola families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gola surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gola ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gola. 100% of Gola men worked as a Farmer. .

View Census Data for Gola | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Gola family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gola census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Gola

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gola. 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.

View all Gola immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gola. For the veterans among your Gola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gola military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gola family history

Discover More

What is the average Gola lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gola in 1956 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gola

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Gola family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Gola last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial