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Balas Name Meaning

Hungarian (Balás): from a form of the personal name Balázs (see Balazs). Polish; Czech and Slovak (Baláš); and Croatian (northern and eastern Croatia; Balaš and Balas): either from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar or from Slavic forms of the Hungarian personal name Balázs (see Balazs).

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


Similar surnames: Bala, Palas, Balan, Balash, Bales, Walas, Balazs, Balis, Barlas

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Where is the Balas family from?

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

What did your Balas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balas. 26% of Balas men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Balas women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balas were Salesman and Proprietor.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Servant
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Balas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balas 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Balas. For the veterans among your Balas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Balas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Balas in 1944 was 19, and 76 in 2004.

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