Ola Name Meaning

Basque and Aragonese (of Basque origin): habitational name from either of two places named Ola, in Navarre, Basque Country, and Uesca, Aragon, where Basque was spoken in pre-Roman times, from Basque ola ‘forge’ or ‘cabin’.

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

Similar surnames: Olea, Mola, Zola, Pola, Pla, Olm, Olk, Oja, Sola, Ota

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Ola Family Origin

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Ola Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ola. 27% of Ola men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Ola women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ola were Machinist and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • New Worker

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

Ola Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ola 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 671 immigration records available for the last name Ola. 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 340 military records available for the last name Ola. For the veterans among your Ola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ola Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ola in 1959 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

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