Alcala Family History

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Alcala Name Meaning

Spanish (Alcalá): habitational name from any of the numerous fortified villages named during the Moorish occupation of Spain with Arabic al ‘the’ + qal?ah ‘fortress’.

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

Similar surnames: Alcazar, Alcaraz, Cala, Almada, Alcalde, Arcara, Alamo, Scala, Lara

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Alcala Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alcala name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Alcala. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Alcala Family Origin

Where is the Alcala family from?

Alcala Family Occupations

What did your Alcala ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Alcala occupation in the USA was Ferryman. 20% of Alcala's were Ferrymans. Ferryman, Gardener and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alcala. A less common occupation for the Alcala family was Mason.

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  • Ferryman

  • Gardener

  • Laborer

  • Mason


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Alcala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Alcala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alcala 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Alcala. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Alcala Life Expectancy

What is the average Alcala lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Alcala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Alcala in 1942 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alcala

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alcala 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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