Scala Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Scala name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Scala Family Origin

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Scala Family Occupations

What did your Scala ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Clerk In Grocery

  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Musician


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

Scala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Scala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scala 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 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

What is the average Scala lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scala 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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