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Ballas Name Meaning

Greek: from Albanian ballë ‘forehead brow’ a nickname for someone with a prominent brow. Greek: possibly also from bal(l)a ‘ball’ from Italian balla ‘ball bullet; cannonball’ a nickname for someone who was short and fat. German: variant of Baldas from a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar .

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

Similar surnames: Pallas, Balles, Balla, Barlas, Gallas, Bellas, Hallas, Balas, Balls

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Where is the Ballas family from?

You can see how Ballas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ballas family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Ballas's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Ballas families in 1840.
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What did your Ballas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ballas. 24% of Ballas men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ballas women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballas were Labor and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Cook
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Cook
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ballas. For the veterans among your Ballas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ballas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ballas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ballas in 1944 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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