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Padilla Family History

Padilla Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example in the provinces of Burgos, Guadalajara, and Valladolid, named from Spanish padilla ‘frying pan’, ‘breadpan’ (Latin patella, a diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’), a word which was commonly used in the topographical sense of a gentle depression.

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

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Name Distribution of Padilla Families

  • Number of Padilla families
     226 - 449
     76 - 225
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Padilla last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Padilla Family Origin

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Padilla Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Padilla

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Padilla Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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