Scala Name Meaning

Italian and Greek (Skalas): habitational or topographic name from any of various places named with scala ‘ladder’, ‘steps’, ‘wharf’. In Greece this is especially common as the name of a settlement by the seashore, often with the main settlement on higher ground above. Elsewhere, especially in Italy, it also denotes a stepped or terraced landscape, as for example Scala in Salerno province, Scala Coeli in Cosenza, or the district so named in Torregrotta, in Messina province, Sicily. Jewish: variant spelling of Skala.

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


Similar surnames: Sala, Scalia, Scali, Cala, Skala, Sava, Sciara, Scola, Calla, Calo

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Scala Family Origin

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Scala Family Occupations

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  • Clerk In Grocery

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeps House

    17%
  • Musician

    17%

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In 1880, Clerk In Grocery, Farmer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scala. The most common Scala occupation in the USA was Clerk In Grocery. 17% of Scala's were Clerk In Grocerys. A less common occupation for the Scala family was Musician.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Scala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scala in 1946 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scala

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