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Alba Name Meaning

Spanish Italian and Romanian: habitational name from any of several places called Alba derived either from a pre-Roman word meaning ‘hill fort fortified settlement’ or named with Latin alba feminine of albus ‘white’. Compare De Alba . Romanian: from the old female personal name Alba from albă ‘white’ (from Latin alba).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Alban, Albo, Alma, Alva, Palla, Albu, Alber, Pla, Olea, Baba

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Where is the Alba family from?

You can see how Alba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alba family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Alba families living in Indiana. This was about 20% of all the recorded Alba's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Alba families in 1840.
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What did your Alba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Alba. 46% of Alba men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Alba women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alba were Farmer and New Worker. .

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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
  • Barber
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
  • Waitress
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Alba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alba 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Alba. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Alba. For the veterans among your Alba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alba lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Alba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Alba in 1952 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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