Szala Family History

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Szala Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a short-tempered person, from szalec ‘to rage’. Polish: metonymic occupational name for a merchant, from szala ‘scales’. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Szala or Zala.

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


Similar surnames: Szalay, Sala, Sabala, Skala, Bala, Gala, Salb, Spada, Saal, Scala

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Szala Family Origin

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Szala Family Occupations

What did your Szala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Szala. 21% of Szala men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Szala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Szala were Painter and Housemaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Dairyman
    17%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Supervisor
    34%
  • Housemaid
    34%

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

Szala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 838 census records available for the last name Szala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Szala 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 422 immigration records available for the last name Szala. 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 225 military records available for the last name Szala. For the veterans among your Szala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Szala Life Expectancy

What is the average Szala lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Szala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Szala in 1957 was 79, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Szala

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Szala 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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