Tella Family History

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Tella Name Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name meaning ‘white’ in Telugu. Aragonese and Galician: probably a habitational name from places in Uesca (Aragon) or A Coruña (Galicia) called Tella, possibly from tella ‘(roof) tile’ (Latin tegula). Italian: from Tella, a feminine form of Tello (see also La Tella).

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

Similar surnames: Bella, Stella, Pella, Mella, Tello, Sella, Cella, Palla, Rella, Tell

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Tella Family Origin

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Tella Family Occupations

What did your Tella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tella. 15% of Tella men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Tella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tella were Mechanic and Factory Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Labor
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Bench Hand
  • Domestic
  • Factory Worker

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

Tella Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tella 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 848 immigration records available for the last name Tella. 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 273 military records available for the last name Tella. For the veterans among your Tella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tella Life Expectancy

What is the average Tella lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tella in 1943 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tella

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tella 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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