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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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In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scala. 20% of Scala men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Scala women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scala were New Worker and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Barber
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Scala Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Scala. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Scala. For the veterans among your Scala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scala Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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