Balma Family History

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Balma Name Meaning

Italian: perhaps a topographic name from the dialect word balma ‘grotto’, ‘cave’, ‘jutting rock’. Dutch: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Barba, Balmes, Alma, Balla, Palma, Kalka, Balmer, Baum, Basa, Palm

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Balma Family Origin

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Balma Family Occupations

What did your Balma ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bus Conductor Unemployed and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Balma. 50% of Balma men worked as a Bus Conductor Unemployed

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bus Conductor Unemployed
  • Head Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Balma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balma 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 500 immigration records available for the last name Balma. 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 150 military records available for the last name Balma. For the veterans among your Balma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balma Life Expectancy

What is the average Balma lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Balma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Balma in 1962 was 77, and 47 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balma 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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