Palaia Family History

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Palaia Name Meaning

Italian: apparently a habitational name from Palaia in Pisa province (Tuscany). However, the family name occurs chiefly in Calabria, suggesting perhaps that another source may be involved.

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

Similar surnames: Plaia, Malara, Pala, Lalama, Palace, Salata, Palla, Palma, Palagi

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Palaia Family Origin

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Palaia Family Occupations

What did your Palaia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Palaia. 15% of Palaia men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Palaia women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palaia were Tailor and Office

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Merchant
  • Presser
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
  • Laborer
  • Laundry
  • Office

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

Palaia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 455 census records available for the last name Palaia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palaia 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 353 immigration records available for the last name Palaia. 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 179 military records available for the last name Palaia. For the veterans among your Palaia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palaia Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Palaia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Palaia in 1964 was 79, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palaia

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