Favela Family History

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Favela Name Meaning

Spanish: of uncertain origin; possibly from a Visigothic personal name Fafila, or alternatively from a derivative of faba, a regional form of haba ‘broad bean’. Possibly in some instances, it could be based on Portuguese and Galician fabela ‘small plot’. Southern Portuguese (also Brazilian): topographic name from favela ‘slum’.

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

Similar surnames: Vela, Abela, Avila, Davila, Fazel, Canela, Avelar, Tavera, Fabela

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Favela Family Origin

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Favela Family Occupations

What did your Favela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Favela. 61% of Favela men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker

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

Favela Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Favela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Favela 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 Favela. 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 304 military records available for the last name Favela. For the veterans among your Favela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Favela Life Expectancy

What is the average Favela lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Favela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Favela in 1963 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

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