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Padula Name Meaning

Italian (Campania): habitational name from any of the places so named for example in Salerno and Teramo or from any of the many places called Padule notably in Tuscany all deriving their names from a metathesized form of palude ‘swamp’. Compare La Padula . Polish (Paduła): nickname for someone who was unsteady on his feet from a derivative of padać ‘to fall down’.

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


Similar surnames: Pakula, Palla, Pala, Padua, Padilla, Paduch, Paul, Parola, Prada

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Where is the Padula family from?

You can see how Padula families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Padula family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Padula families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Padula family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Padula's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Padula families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Padula surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Padula ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Padula. 27% of Padula men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Padula women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Padula were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    27%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Operator
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Padula. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Padula 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Padula. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Padula. For the veterans among your Padula ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Padula lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Padula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Padula in 1951 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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