Cala Family History

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Cala Name Meaning

Spanish and southern Italian (Sicily): habitational name from any of numerous minor places in eastern and southern Spain, and one in Sicily, called Cala, from a proto-Romance word cala ‘bay’, ‘cove’. Southern Italian: nickname from medieval Greek kalas ‘good’, ‘beautiful’ (ancient Greek kalos). Czech (Cála): from a reduced form of an unidentified personal name beginning with Ca-. Polish (Ca{l-}a): variant of Ca{l-} (see Cal).

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

Similar surnames: Calo, Sala, Cali, Pala, Casa, Bala, Cal, Cava, Calia, Scala

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Cala Family Origin

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Cala Family Occupations

What did your Cala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cala. 38% of Cala men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Cala women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cala were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Waitress

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

Cala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cala 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cala. 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 720 military records available for the last name Cala. For the veterans among your Cala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cala Life Expectancy

What is the average Cala lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cala in 1963 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cala 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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