Alba Name Meaning

Spanish, Italian, and Romanian: habitational name from any of the places named in any of these languages with this element. Its meaning is various and disputed; the coincidence in form with Latin alba (feminine) ‘white’ is suggestive, but in many cases the name is pre-Roman and denotes a site on a hill or mountain.

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


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

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Alba Family Origin

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Alba Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Painter

    12%
  • At Home

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Alba family was At Home. Farmer, Keeping House and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alba. The most common Alba occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Alba's were Farmers.

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Alba Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alba

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