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Pallas Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of the personal name Pavel or Pawel, respectively the Czech and Polish forms of Paul, or from a Sorbian cognate. German (of Slavic origin): nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac ‘thumb’. Irish: MacLysaght ascribes the origin of this surname in Ireland to the arrival there in the 15th century of a Lombard family of bankers named de Palatio. English: from Old French palis, paleis ‘palisade’, ‘fence’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a palisade or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of fences. English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked at a palace (bishop’s, archbishop’s, or royal), from Old French, Middle English palais, paleis. English: metonymic occupational name for a worker at a straw stack, from Old French paille ‘straw’ + Middle English hous ‘house’. Greek: ornamental name or nickname from Albanian pallë ‘sword’. Catalan (Pallàs): variant spelling of Pallars, a regional name from the Catalan district of Pallars, in the Pyrenees.

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


Similar surnames: Palla, Dallas, Gallas, Hallas, Kallas, Ballas, Palas, Halla, Fallas

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You can see how Pallas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pallas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pallas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Pallas families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Pallas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pallas families in 1911.
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In 1921, Stenographer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pallas. .

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Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Pallas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Pallas in 1946 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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