Falla Family History

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Falla Name Meaning

Spanish and Catalan ((de) Falla): 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 an occupational name for one who lit such a bonfire.Spanish: perhaps a nickname from falla ‘flaw’, ‘error’, ‘doubt’ (Latin falla). Scottish: habitational name from any of various places named Falla, Fala, or Fallaw, especially Fala in Midlothian. The second element is probably law ‘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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Falla Family Origin

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Falla Family Occupations

What did your Falla ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Falla family was Agr Lab. Stone Dresser, Farmer and Quarryman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Falla. The most common Falla occupation in the UK was Stone Dresser. 14% of Falla's were Stone Dressers.

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  • Stone Dresser

  • Farmer

  • Quarryman

  • Agr Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Falla ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Falla Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Falla Life Expectancy

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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Falla 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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