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Scalera Name Meaning

habitational name from a district so named in Filiano in Potenza province. otherwise, from scalera, either a topographic name from the sense ‘ladder’ (see Scala), or, in Salento, a metonymic occupational name from the sense ‘artichoke’.

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


Similar surnames: Scala, Escalera, Salera, Scalia, Scales, Staller, Valera, Scalese

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Where is the Scalera family from?

You can see how Scalera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scalera family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Scalera families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Scalera's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Scalera families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scalera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scalera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scalera. 18% of Scalera men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Scalera women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scalera were Barber and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Barber
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Inspector
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

There are 823 census records available for the last name Scalera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scalera 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 835 immigration records available for the last name Scalera. 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 334 military records available for the last name Scalera. For the veterans among your Scalera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scalera lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Scalera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Scalera in 1953 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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