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Dula Name Meaning

Polish: from dialect dula ‘quince’ or ‘pear’ (compare Slovak name below). Alternatively a nickname from duldać ‘to quaff’. Slovak (also Duľa): from dula ‘quince’ probably a topographic name denoting someone who lived by a quince tree. Alternatively a nickname from duliť sa ‘swell’ or from dulieť ‘grow fat’. Slovak (Ďula): from a Slovakized form of the Hungarian personal name Gyula. Alternatively a variant of the name above. Albanian (mainly Kosovo): from Dulë (definite form Dula) a short form of the Albanian Muslim personal name Avdul a vernacular short form of Abdullah . Ethiopian: from the personal name Dula of Oromo origin which is interpreted as ‘king’ in the Amharic language. Filipino: from Tagalog dula ‘stage play’. This might be a shortened form of lakandula a title given to the best dramatist derived from lakan ‘title of nobililty’ + dula.

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

Similar surnames: Dulak, Bula, Kula, Duda, Dura, Pula, Dul, Gula, Duma, Dulay

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You can see how Dula families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dula family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dula families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Dula families living in North Carolina. This was about 94% of all the recorded Dula's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Dula families in 1840.
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What did your Dula ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dula. 27% of Dula men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Dula women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dula were Labor 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
  • Miner
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dula. For the veterans among your Dula ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dula lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dula in 1944 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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