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Cilia Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Maltese: nickname for a fat man, from a dialect word cilìa, derived from Greek koilia ‘stomach’. Spanish: unidentified; perhaps a metronymic from a reduced form of the female personal name Cecilia.

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

Similar surnames: Celia, Milia, Calia, Celio, Milian, Golia, Lia, Silvia, Cola, Ciulla

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Where is the Cilia family from?

You can see how Cilia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cilia family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cilia families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Cilia family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Cilia's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cilia families in 1880.
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What did your Cilia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dress Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cilia. 64% of Cilia men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Cilia women worked as a Dress Maker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cilia were Bricklayer and Machine Operator. .

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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
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Dress Maker
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cilia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cilia 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 910 immigration records available for the last name Cilia. 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 217 military records available for the last name Cilia. For the veterans among your Cilia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cilia lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Cilia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cilia in 1953 was 53, and 72 in 2003.

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