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Zappulla Family History

Zappulla Name Meaning

Italian: metonymic occupational name from southern Italian zappulla ‘little hoe’.

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


Similar surnames: Zappia, Zappala, Zappa, Capella, Cappello, Cannella, Rampulla, Palla

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Where is the Zappulla family from?

You can see how Zappulla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zappulla family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Zappulla families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Zappulla's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Zappulla families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zappulla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zappulla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zappulla. 50% of Zappulla men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Zappulla women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zappulla were Polisher and Beautician.

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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
    50%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Electric Plater
    10%
  • Polisher
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    31%
  • Seamstress
    24%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Beautician
    16%
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What Zappulla family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 934 census records available for the last name Zappulla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zappulla 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 809 immigration records available for the last name Zappulla. 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 227 military records available for the last name Zappulla. For the veterans among your Zappulla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zappulla lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Zappulla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zappulla in 1954 was 33, and 99 in 2004.

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