Palla Family History

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Palla Name Meaning

Italian: from palla ‘ball’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cannon balls or a nickname for a player of ball games or someone with a rotund figure. Catalan: habitational name from any of several places of this name in Catalonia. Catalan and Galician: also probably a derivative of palla ‘straw’. Hungarian: from the personal name Pál (see Pal). Indian (Gujarat): Muslim name of unknown meaning. Indian (Panjab): Sikh name, probably from Panjabi p?lla ‘edge of a garment’, ‘support’.

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

Similar surnames: Pallas, Pala, Falla, Pella, Patla, Walla, Palma, Balla, Galla, Halla

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Palla Family Origin

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Palla Family Occupations

What did your Palla ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Palla family was Wine Merchant. The most common Palla occupation in the USA was Farming. 33% of Palla's were Farmings. Farming and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Palla.

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  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Wine Merchant


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Palla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Palla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palla 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 926 immigration records available for the last name Palla. 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 670 military records available for the last name Palla. For the veterans among your Palla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palla Life Expectancy

What is the average Palla lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Palla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Palla in 1960 was 59, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palla ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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