Korpela Family History

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Korpela Name Meaning

Finnish: habitational name from a farm so named for its situation, from korpi ‘remote forest’ + the local suffix -la. The surname has been traced back to the 16th century. It is a typical western Finnish surname.

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


Similar surnames: Koskela, Kotila, Kilpela, Portela, Gorrell, Cornell, Norvell, Morera

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Korpela Family Origin

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Korpela Family Occupations

What did your Korpela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Korpela. 38% of Korpela men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Korpela women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korpela were Miner and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • House Work
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%

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

Korpela Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Korpela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korpela 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 Korpela. 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 219 military records available for the last name Korpela. For the veterans among your Korpela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Korpela Life Expectancy

What is the average Korpela lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Korpela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Korpela in 1952 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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