Balla Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a short form of Ballabás, variant of the personal name Barnabás (see Barnaby). Italian: from balla, which in its earliest sense meant ‘dance’ but from the 14th century was used to denote ‘goods packed for transport’, ‘bale’, ‘bundle (of merchandise)’ and was hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a carrier.

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


Similar surnames: Ball, Bolla, Bala, Ballo, Palla, Ballas, Galla, Bella, Walla, Halla

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Balla Family Origin

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Balla Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Grocer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Balla family was Keeping House. Farmer, Butcher and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balla. The most common Balla occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Balla's were Farmers.

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Balla Historical Records

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Balla Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Balla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Balla in 1951 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balla

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