Pella Name Meaning

Italian: possibly a reduced form of Iacopella, a pet form of the personal name Iacopa, feminine form of Iacopo (see Jacob), or of Filippella, a pet form of Filippa, feminine form of Filippo. Italian: habitational name from Pella in Novara province. possibly Catalan: from old Catalan pella ‘used clothes’, perhaps a nickname for someone poorly dressed.

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


Similar surnames: Pelle, Rella, Bella, Palla, Pelka, Perla, Tella, Pell, Pelly, Sella

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Pella Family Origin

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Pella Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farming

    50%

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In 1880, Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pella. The most common Pella occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Pella's were Farmers.

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Pella Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, Pella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pella in 1961 was 56, and 43 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pella

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