Kilpela Family History

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Kilpela Name Meaning

Finnish (Kilpelä): From kilpi ‘shield’ + the local suffix -la. Found chiefly in northeastern Finland.

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

Similar surnames: Sippola, Kumpula, Korpela, Niemela, Kivela, Piela, Villeda, Villella

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Kilpela Family Origin

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Kilpela Family Occupations

What did your Kilpela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kilpela. 44% of Kilpela men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kilpela women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kilpela were Foreman and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Bus Driver
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Laborer

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

Kilpela Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 434 census records available for the last name Kilpela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilpela 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 115 immigration records available for the last name Kilpela. 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 142 military records available for the last name Kilpela. For the veterans among your Kilpela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilpela Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilpela lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kilpela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Kilpela in 1962 was 62, and 48 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilpela

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