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Rella Name Meaning

Italian: from a pet form (with the ending -ella) of a personal name ending in -ro, all other trace of which has been lost. Greek: reduced form of Rellas or Rellakis, an occupational name for an embroiderer, a derivative of Greek reli ‘hem’, ‘border’, from Italian reglio.

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


Similar surnames: Pella, Bella, Sella, Grella, Rolla, Tella, Lello, Palla, Perla, Recla

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Where is the Rella family from?

You can see how Rella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Rella families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rella's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rella ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rella. 72% of Rella men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Journalier
    29%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rella 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rella. 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 728 military records available for the last name Rella. For the veterans among your Rella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rella lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Rella in 1956 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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