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Vanella Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place or house called Hel or Ter Helle, from Middle Dutch helle ‘depression’, ‘low-lying place’. Italian: of uncertain derivation. It could be a topographic name from Old Italian venella ‘alley’. Alternatively, it could be from a short form of the personal name Giovanello (or the feminine form Giovanella) or from a derivative of Vano.

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


Similar surnames: Danella, Capella, Mainella, Manella, Minella, Zanella, Palla, Fanelli

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Where is the Vanella family from?

You can see how Vanella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vanella family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vanella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Vanella family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Vanella's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Vanella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vanella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vanella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vanella. 26% of Vanella men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Vanella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vanella were Proprietor and Seamstress.

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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
    26%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Musician
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    28%
  • New Worker
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vanella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vanella 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Vanella. 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 189 military records available for the last name Vanella. For the veterans among your Vanella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vanella lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Vanella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vanella in 1958 was 61, and 88 in 2004.

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