Avila Family History

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Avila Name Meaning

Spanish (Ávila): habitational name from Ávila in old Castile. Its name, first recorded in the Latin forms Avela and Abulia, is of unknown derivation and meaning. Portuguese and Galician: from Davila, a topographic name for someone from a town or village, da vila, reinterpreted as d’Avila.

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


Similar surnames: Davila, Vila, Avina, Villa, Vilar, Vela, Abila, Vilas, Aviles, Vida

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Avila Family Origin

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Avila Family Occupations

What did your Avila ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural Works Manager Machine Dietrda and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Avila. 10% of Avila men worked as an Agricultural Works Manager Machine Dietrda and 24% of Avila women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Avila were Bran Caster Heavy Worke and Companion Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agricultural Works Manager Machine Dietrda
    10%
  • Airnuinilstey Works Accountant Elvil Servant
    10%
  • Australian Merchants Clerk
    10%
  • Bran Caster Heavy Worke
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    24%
  • Bakers Shop assista
    8%
  • Bank Clerk
    8%
  • Companion Housekeeper
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Avila Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Avila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avila 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Avila. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Avila. For the veterans among your Avila ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avila Life Expectancy

What is the average Avila lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Avila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Avila in 1942 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Avila

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