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Abila Name Meaning

Spanish (Ábila): habitational name from Ávila (see Avila), the spelling reflecting confusion in the pronunciation of Spanish between v and b.

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


Similar surnames: Avila, Davila, Abela, Abella, Ariza, Aguila, Vila, Sabala, Arita

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Where is the Abila family from?

You can see how Abila families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abila family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Abila families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 59 Abila families living in California. This was about 56% of all the recorded Abila's in the USA. California had the highest population of Abila families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abila surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abila ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abila. 65% of Abila men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Abila women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abila were Truck Driver and Canner.

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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
    65%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Canner
    34%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Abila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abila 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 184 immigration records available for the last name Abila. 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 495 military records available for the last name Abila. For the veterans among your Abila ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abila lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Abila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Abila in 1963 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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