History of your Surname
Get access to Falla family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Falla Family History

Falla Surname Meaning

Spanish and Catalan: probably a nickname from Catalan falla ‘torch’ or ‘bonfire’ (in particular one which was lit in the streets of a city on public festivals) or a metonymic occupational name for one who lit such a bonfire. Spanish: perhaps also a nickname from falla ‘flaw error doubt’ (from Latin falla). Channel Islands (Guernsey): perhaps a nickname related to Guernsey French falle ‘(bird's) crop throat’. Scottish: from any of various places in Midlothian and Lanarkshire named Falla Fala or Fallaw especially Fala in Midlothian from Old English fāg ‘variegated multicolored’ + hlaw ‘hill’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named in southeastern Norway so named from fall ‘fall’ probably with reference to the site of a landside or to tree felling.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Palla, Fall, Valla, Villa, Palma, Walla, Balle, Galla, Fallas, Balla

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Falla family from?

You can see how Falla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falla family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Falla families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 459 Falla families living in Channel Islands. This was about 83% of all the recorded Falla's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands had the highest population of Falla families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Falla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Falla ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Falla. 95% of Falla women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Falla | Data not to scale

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Falla family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Falla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falla census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Falla

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Falla. 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.

View all Falla immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 912 military records available for the last name Falla. For the veterans among your Falla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Falla military records

You've only scratched the surface of Falla family history

Discover More

What is the average Falla lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Falla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Falla in 1960 was 37, and 50 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Falla

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Falla family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Falla last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial