Sala Family History

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Sala Name Meaning

Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, southern French (Occitan), and Romanian: from sala ‘hall’, hence a topographic name or an occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. Both the Italian and Catalan names may also be of habitational origin: in the case of Italian, from (amongst others) Sala Biellese (Biella province), Sala Consilina (Salerno province), and Sala Monferrato (Alessandria), and in the case of Catalan from places called Sala or La Sala. This name is very common in Catalonia. Spanish, Asturian-Leonese, and Aragonese: in some cases, habitational name from places called Sala (Asturies and Aragón) or La Sala (Asturies). Hungarian: from a short form of the Biblical name Salamon (see Solomon). Muslim: variant of Salah.

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

Similar surnames: Sama, Sale, Sada, Sola, Salas, Pala, Sales, Scala, Cala, Salm

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Sala Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sala name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sala. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Sala Family Origin

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Sala Family Occupations

What did your Sala ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Sculptor and Sewing Machine Finisher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sala. The most common Sala occupation in Canada was Sculptor. 50% of Sala's were Sculptors.

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  • Sculptor

  • Sewing Machine Finisher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sala ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Sala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sala 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Sala. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sala. For the veterans among your Sala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sala Life Expectancy

What is the average Sala lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sala in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sala 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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