Vala Family History

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Vala Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of the towns in Portugal named Vala or with Vala. Indian (Gujarat): Hindu name of unknown meaning. Italian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Vela, Vasa, Gala, Pala, Kala, Lala, Sala, Vila, Valla, Vale

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Vala Family Origin

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Vala Family Occupations

What did your Vala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vala. 17% of Vala men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Vala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vala were Barber and Clerk Retail

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Baker
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Bottler
  • Clerk Retail

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

Vala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vala 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 743 immigration records available for the last name Vala. 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 447 military records available for the last name Vala. For the veterans among your Vala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vala Life Expectancy

What is the average Vala lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Vala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Vala in 1963 was 81, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vala

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vala 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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