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Colla Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from any of various places named with Colla, from medieval Latin colla ‘hill’, ‘col’ (a derivative of Latin collis ‘hill’). Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Nikolaas (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Coll, Cola, Molla, Colle, Bella, Bolla, Rolla, Golla, Cella, Corda

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Where is the Colla family from?

You can see how Colla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colla family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colla families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Colla families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Colla's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Colla families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Colla. 27% of Colla men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Colla women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colla were Farmer and Housewife.

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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
    27%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Barber
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    18%
  • Typist
    18%
  • Labor
    18%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Colla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colla 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Colla. 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 912 military records available for the last name Colla. For the veterans among your Colla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colla lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Colla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Colla in 1949 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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