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Ila Family History

Ila Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ida, Vila, Fila, Ola, Pla, Iha, Ira, Isa, Bila, La

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Where is the Ila family from?

You can see how Ila families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ila family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ila families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Ila family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Ila's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Ila families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ila surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ila ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Ila. .

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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
    100%
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What Ila family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 534 census records available for the last name Ila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ila 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 198 immigration records available for the last name Ila. 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 62 military records available for the last name Ila. For the veterans among your Ila ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ila lifespan?

Between 1984 and 1998, in the United States, Ila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ila in 1984 was 83, and 70 in 1998.

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