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Zarella Name Meaning

Italian: from a pet form of the personal name Zara or Zaro.

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


Similar surnames: Zarrella, Farella, Masella, Rella, Galella, Pacella, Gardella

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Where is the Zarella family from?

You can see how Zarella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zarella family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Zarella families living in Massachusetts. This was about 29% of all the recorded Zarella's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Zarella families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zarella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zarella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zarella. 44% of Zarella men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Zarella women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zarella were New Worker and Stenographer.

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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
    44%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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What Zarella family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 689 census records available for the last name Zarella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zarella 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 197 immigration records available for the last name Zarella. 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 180 military records available for the last name Zarella. For the veterans among your Zarella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zarella lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Zarella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Zarella in 1964 was 89, and 64 in 2004.

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