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Sala Surname Meaning

Italian Catalan Portuguese and French (Occitan): from sala ‘hall’ hence a topographic name or an occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. Both the Italian and Catalan names may also be of habitational origin: in the case of Italian from (amongst others) Sala Biellese (Biella province) Sala Consilina (Salerno province) and Sala Monferrato (Alessandria) and in the case of Catalan from any of the places called (La) Sala. Compare La Sala . Spanish Asturian-Leonese and Aragonese: habitational name from any of the places called Sala (Asturias and Aragon) or La Sala (Asturias). Hungarian: from a short form of the Biblical name Salamon (see Solomon ). It is also found in Romania (Transylvania). Czech (Šála also Šala); Slovenian and Croatian (Šala): from a short form of the old personal name Šalamoun (Czech only) Šalamon (see Salamon ) or perhaps a nickname from Czech šálit ‘to cheat to swindle’ Slovenian and Croatian šaliti se ‘to joke to jest’ or šala ‘joke’. Altered form of Arabic Salah .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sama, Sale, Sada, Sola, Salas, Pala, Sales, Scala, Cala, Salm

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You can see how Sala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sala family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sala families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Sala families living in Warwickshire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Sala's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Sala families in 1891.
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What did your Sala ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sala. 100% of Sala women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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What is the average Sala lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sala in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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