Varela Family History

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Varela Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Varela, from a diminutive of vara ‘rod’, ‘stick’. Greek (Varelas): from Greek varela ‘barrel’, from Italian barella ‘barrel’. Accented on the final syllable, varelás is a metonymic occupational name for a cooper; with the accent on the middle syllable, varélas is a nickname for a large fat man.

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

Similar surnames: Barela, Vara, Carel, Parola, Valla, Vela, Trela, Vanella, Arena

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Varela Family Origin

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Varela Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Varela ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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In 1880, the most common Varela occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 39% of Varela's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Varela. A less common occupation for the Varela family was Keeping House.

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Varela Historical Records

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Varela Life Expectancy

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