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Paula Family History

Paula Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese:: from the female personal name Paula feminine form of Pablo and Paulo . from a shortened form of Francisco de Paula a personal name bestowed in honor of Saint Francis of Paola (c. 1416–1507) a Christian saint from Paola in Calabria. Compare De Paula .

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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Where is the Paula family from?

You can see how Paula families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paula family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Paula families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Paula families living in Quebec. This was about 40% of all the recorded Paula's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Paula families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paula surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paula ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paula. 27% of Paula men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Paula women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paula were Manager and Waitress. .

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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%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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