Takala Family History

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Takala Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name referring the remote location of a farm, from taka ‘back’, ‘behind’ + the local suffix -la. Found throughout Finland but especially in western Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Hakala, Pakkala, Rajala, Hakola, Hatala, Makela, Nakata, Takagi

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Takala Family Origin

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Takala Family Occupations

What did your Takala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Takala. 20% of Takala men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Takala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Takala were Miner and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%

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

Takala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Takala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Takala 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 927 immigration records available for the last name Takala. 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 287 military records available for the last name Takala. For the veterans among your Takala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Takala Life Expectancy

What is the average Takala lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Takala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Takala in 1962 was 69, and 79 in 2004.

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