Pella Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Pella Name Meaning

Italian: possibly a reduced form of Iacopella, a pet form of the personal name Iacopa, feminine form of Iacopo (see Jacob), or of Filippella, a pet form of Filippa, feminine form of Filippo. Italian: habitational name from Pella in Novara province. possibly Catalan: from old Catalan pella ‘used clothes’, perhaps a nickname for someone poorly dressed.

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

Similar surnames: Pelle, Rella, Bella, Palla, Pelka, Perla, Tella, Pell, Pelly, Sella

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Pella Family Origin

Where is the Pella family from?

Pella Family Occupations

What did your Pella ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Pella.

View Census data for Pella | Data not to scale

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Pella Historical Records

What Pella family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pella census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Pella

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pella. 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.

View all Pella immigration records

Draft Card

There are 772 military records available for the last name Pella. For the veterans among your Pella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pella military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pella family history.

Pella Life Expectancy

What is the average Pella lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Pella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pella in 1961 was 56, and 43 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pella

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pella 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.

Famous Pella Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial