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Abella Name Meaning

Catalan, Galician, and Spanish: habitational name from any of several places called Abella, in Catalonia, Galicia and Santander. Catalan and Galician: from abella ‘bee’, hence a nickname for a small, active person or an occupational name for a beekeeper. Italian: mainly Sicilian variant of Avella.

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

Similar surnames: Avella, Abela, Abello, Capella, Bello, Bella, Patella, Bolla, Sabella

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Where is the Abella family from?

You can see how Abella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abella family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Abella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Abella families living in Texas. This was about 80% of all the recorded Abella's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Abella families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abella. 40% of Abella men worked as a Laborer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • House Boy
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 994 census records available for the last name Abella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abella census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Abella. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 499 military records available for the last name Abella. For the veterans among your Abella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abella lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Abella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Abella in 1956 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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