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Avella Family History

Avella Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from a place named Avella, in Avellino province, Campania; it is an ancient settlement which was named Abella in Latin. Catalan, Galician and Spanish: variant of Abella.

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

Similar surnames: Abella, Villa, Abela, Quella, Tavella, Stella, Valla, Avena, Avila

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Where is the Avella family from?

You can see how Avella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Avella family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Avella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Avella family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Avella's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Avella families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Avella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Avella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Avella. 45% of Avella men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Avella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Avella were Carpenter and Sewing Machine Operator.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Operator
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Waitress
  • Sewing Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Avella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avella 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 957 immigration records available for the last name Avella. 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 321 military records available for the last name Avella. For the veterans among your Avella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Avella lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Avella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Avella in 1946 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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