Jokela Family History

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Jokela Name Meaning

Finnish: from joki ‘river’ + the local suffix -la, originally a habitational name from any of various farmsteads named for their riverside location. During the name conversion movement from Swedish in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was adopted as a replacement by Finns with Swedish surnames, especially those containing Swedish ström ‘river’.

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

Similar surnames: Koskela, Kotila, Makela, Kell, Rosell, Rodela, Morera, Kula, Morea

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Jokela Family Origin

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Jokela Family Occupations

What did your Jokela ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jokela occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Jokela's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer


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Jokela Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jokela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jokela 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 Jokela. 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 268 military records available for the last name Jokela. For the veterans among your Jokela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jokela Life Expectancy

What is the average Jokela lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jokela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Jokela in 1962 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jokela 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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