Latvala Family History

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Latvala Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from latva ‘top’ (in particular, in the sense ‘source of a river’) + the local suffix -la, or habitational name from a farm or village so named. More recently, it is an ornamental adoption dating from the period of name conversion from Swedish in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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


Similar surnames: Rajala, Hakala, Mattila, La Sala, Laurila, Pakkala, Hatala, Lassila

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Latvala Family Origin

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Latvala Family Occupations

What did your Latvala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Latvala. 19% of Latvala men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Latvala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Latvala were Farmer and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Cashier
    5%

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

Latvala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 960 census records available for the last name Latvala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Latvala 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 917 immigration records available for the last name Latvala. 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 397 military records available for the last name Latvala. For the veterans among your Latvala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Latvala Life Expectancy

What is the average Latvala lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Latvala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Latvala in 1942 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Latvala

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