Pala Family History

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Pala Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name from pala ‘upland meadow’. Catalan: generally a habitational name from a place called Palà, in Barcelona province. Catalan: possibly a metonymic occupational from pala ‘shovel’ (Latin pala). Polish (also Pala): from a vernacular form of the personal name Pawel, Polish form of Paul. Czech: nickname for an obstinate person, from Moravian dialect pala ‘head’. Hawaian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Sala, Papa, Palla, Cala, Palm, Pal, Pola, Paola, Bala, Palo

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Pala Family Origin

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Pala Family Occupations

What did your Pala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pala. 34% of Pala men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Pala women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pala were Machinist and Salesman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Miner
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
  • Salesman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pala census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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

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Pala Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pala in 1957 was 79, and 82 in 2004.

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