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Szala Family History

Szala Surname Meaning

Polish: nickname for a short-tempered person from szaleć ‘to rage’. Polish: metonymic occupational name for a merchant from szala ‘scales’. Hungarian: from the old personal name Szala or Zala.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Szalay, Sala, Sabala, Skala, Bala, Gala, Salb, Spada, Saal, Scala

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Where is the Szala family from?

You can see how Szala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Szala family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Szala families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Szala family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Szala's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Szala families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Szala surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Szala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Szala. 21% of Szala men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Szala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Szala were Shipping Clerk and Housemaid. .

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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
  • Dairyman
  • Machinist
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Supervisor
  • Housemaid
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What Szala family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 838 census records available for the last name Szala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Szala 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 422 immigration records available for the last name Szala. 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 225 military records available for the last name Szala. For the veterans among your Szala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Szala lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Szala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Szala in 1957 was 79, and 81 in 2003.

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