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Zavala Family History

Zavala Name Meaning

Basque: variant of Zabala 1.

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

Similar surnames: Savala, Zabala, Sabala, Vadala, Avara, Zavaleta, Nevala, Ayala, Canal

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Where is the Zavala family from?

You can see how Zavala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zavala family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zavala families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Zavala families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Zavala's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Zavala families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zavala surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zavala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zavala. 53% of Zavala men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Zavala women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zavala were Farm Labor and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Presser
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Zavala. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zavala. For the veterans among your Zavala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zavala lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zavala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Zavala in 1944 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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