Paula Family History

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Paula Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: possibly from the female personal name Paula, but more likely from a shortened form of Francisco de Paula, the name of a saint from Paola in Calabria (1416(?)–1507).

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

Similar surnames: Paule, Paola, Pala, Paul, Palla, Pakula, Paulo, Pauli, Parola, Palm

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Paula Family Origin

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Paula Family Occupations

What did your Paula ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Sister were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Paula. 25% of Paula men worked as a Cultivateur

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farms
  • Journalier
  • Priest

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Sister

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

Paula Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Paula. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paula 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Paula. 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 830 military records available for the last name Paula. For the veterans among your Paula ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paula Life Expectancy

What is the average Paula lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Paula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Paula in 1965 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paula

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paula ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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