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Arola Name Meaning

Finnish: variant of Aro, with the local suffix -la. Italian: habitational name from any of several places named Arola, in Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, and Campania.

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

Similar surnames: Ahola, Roma, Troia, Arata, Roda, Carota, Karoly, Ariza, Roca, Arzola

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Where is the Arola family from?

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

What did your Arola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arola. 31% of Arola men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Arola women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arola were Fisherman and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Farm Work
  • Laborer
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arola 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 600 immigration records available for the last name Arola. 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 243 military records available for the last name Arola. For the veterans among your Arola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arola lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Arola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Arola in 1956 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

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