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Machala Surname Meaning

Czech and Slovak; Polish (Machała): from a derivative of the personal name Mach (see Mach ). Polish (Machała): perhaps also a derivative of the verb machać ‘swing sway’. Probably also an Americanized form of Czech Máčala: derivative of a pet form of the personal name Matěj ‘Matthew’ (see Matej ).

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

Similar surnames: Machan, Machak, Machac, Michal, Macha, Machart, Michalak, Pacha

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Where is the Machala family from?

You can see how Machala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Machala family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Machala families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Machala family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Machala's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Machala families in 1911.
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What did your Machala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Machala. 47% of Machala men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Machala women worked as an Inspector. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Inspector
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Census Records

There are 905 census records available for the last name Machala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Machala 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 458 immigration records available for the last name Machala. 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 233 military records available for the last name Machala. For the veterans among your Machala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Machala lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Machala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Machala in 1962 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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