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Parella Name Meaning

Catalan: variant spelling of the habitational name Perella. Catalan: apparently also a habitational name, possibly from pareja ‘pair’, as a medieval land measurement denoting the area of land that could be plowed by a pair of oxen in one day. Italian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Perella, Parrella, Patella, Abella, Capella, Portella, Parola

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Where is the Parella family from?

You can see how Parella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parella family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Parella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Parella families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Parella's in the UK. London had the highest population of Parella families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parella. 34% of Parella men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Parella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parella were New Worker and Machine Operator.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    20%
  • Presser
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Parella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parella 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Parella. 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 437 military records available for the last name Parella. For the veterans among your Parella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parella lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Parella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Parella in 1957 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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