Viola Family History

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Viola Name Meaning

Italian: from the female personal name Viola, from viola ‘violet’ (Latin viola). Catalan: probably from viola ‘fiddle’, ‘viol’, hence an occupational nickname for a viol player; otherwise a byname from viola ‘violet’.

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

Similar surnames: Vita, Pioli, Vida, Villa, Vilar, Vial, Vivolo, Sola, Paola, Viale

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Viola Family Origin

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Viola Family Occupations

What did your Viola ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Viola. 7% of Viola men worked as a Butcher and 46% of Viola women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Viola were General Engineer and Boarding House Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher
  • Cafe Proprietor
  • Garage Manage Salesman
  • General Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Army Canteen Asst
  • Assistant Buyer (gown)
  • Boarding House Keeper

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

Viola Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Viola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Viola 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Viola. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Viola. For the veterans among your Viola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Viola Life Expectancy

What is the average Viola lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Viola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Viola in 1954 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Viola

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Viola 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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