Vila Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name for somebody who lived in a vila, which in Catalonia denoted a small town or village with certain privileges not common for villages, or habitational name from any of the places called La Vila or Vila. This name is one of the most common names in Catalonia. Catalan: habitational name from (Vilá): variant of Vilar. in some cases possibly also Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Galicia named Vila, from vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Vilar, Vilas, Villa, Avila, Vela, Vina, Vida, Vala, Davila, Pla

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Vila Family Origin

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Vila Family Occupations

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  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

    10%
  • Brick Mason

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Milkman

    10%

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In 1880, Boot & Shoe Dealer, Brick Mason and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vila. The most common Vila occupation in the USA was Boot & Shoe Dealer. 10% of Vila's were Boot & Shoe Dealers. A less common occupation for the Vila family was Milkman.

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Vila Historical Records

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Vila Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Vila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Vila in 1942 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vila

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