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Celia Family History

Celia Name Meaning

from the female personal name Celia. (southern Italian) nickname from medieval Greek kaelas ‘warmth’, ‘ardor’.

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


Similar surnames: Cilia, Melia, Calia, Celio, Elia, Celi, Femia, Lia, Ceglia, Cella

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Where is the Celia family from?

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

What did your Celia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Celia. 20% of Celia men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Celia women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Celia were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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
    20%
  • Shoemaker
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    37%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Celia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Celia 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 Celia. 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 477 military records available for the last name Celia. For the veterans among your Celia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Celia lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Celia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Celia in 1951 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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