Bala Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Parsi name, probably from Persian bala ‘high’, ‘exalted’. Indian (southern states): variant of Balan, particularly among speakers of Tamil and Malayalam who have migrated away from their home state. In India it is only a given name, but it has come to be used as a family name among South Indians in the U.S. Polish: from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Balázs, a vernacular form of Blasius.

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


Similar surnames: Balan, Bara, Basa, Balas, Bal, Ball, Bali, Sala, Cala, Balla

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Bala Family Origin

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Bala Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    20%
  • Farm Laborer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

In 1880, the most common Bala occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Bala's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bala family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter & Joiner and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bala.

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Bala Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Bala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bala in 1942 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bala

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