Stella Family History

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Stella Name Meaning

Italian: from stella ‘star’. In most cases it probably derives from a medieval female personal name or nickname, but it may also have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a star or from any of the places so named (for example in Savona and Salerno), or a topographic name for someone who lived at a place from which roads radiated out in various different directions. Dutch: from a Latin translation of Dutch Ster, meaning ‘star’, a habitational name derived from a house sign.

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

Similar surnames: Estrella, Sella, Tella, Stelle, Sulla, Bella, Still, Sell, Stell

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Stella Family Origin

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Stella Family Occupations

What did your Stella ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Stella. 37% of Stella men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Stella women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stella were Aigger and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Laborer
  • Aigger

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
  • Teacher

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

Stella Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Stella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stella 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 Stella. 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 Stella. For the veterans among your Stella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stella Life Expectancy

What is the average Stella lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Stella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stella in 1954 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stella 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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