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Ballas Name Meaning

Greek: nickname for someone who was short and fat, from bal(l)a ‘ball’, from Italian balla ‘ball’, ‘bullet’, ‘cannonball’. Syrian and Jewish (from Syria): unexplained. German: variant of Baldas, from a reduced 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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Ballas Family Origin

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Ballas Family Occupations

What did your Ballas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ballas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ballas's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ballas family was Turner In Ivory. Farmer, Laborer and Turner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballas.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Turner

    17%
  • Turner In Ivory

    17%

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Ballas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ballas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ballas. 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 Card

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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Ballas Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballas ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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