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Bolla Name Meaning

Catalan and Spanish: from bolla ‘sphere’, ‘ball’. How it was acquired as a surname is unclear; it may have been a nickname for a fat person. In Spanish bolla is also a regional term denoting various types of cakes and pastries and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense. Hungarian: variant of Balla, pet form of the personal name Barabás, or Barnabás (see Barnaby).

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

Similar surnames: Balla, Bolle, Bulla, Bolda, Molla, Colla, Rolla, Bolt, Bello, Bold

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Where is the Bolla family from?

You can see how Bolla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolla family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bolla families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Bolla families living in California. This was about 63% of all the recorded Bolla's in the USA. California had the highest population of Bolla families in 1880.
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What did your Bolla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sales Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bolla. 36% of Bolla men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bolla women worked as a Sales Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolla were New Worker and Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sales Clerk
  • Typist
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bolla. 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 772 military records available for the last name Bolla. For the veterans among your Bolla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolla lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bolla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bolla in 1960 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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