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Farella Name Meaning

Italian: from a pet form of the female personal name Fara .

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

Similar surnames: Zarella, Pacella, Zarrella, Rella, Galella, Masella, Fanelli, Parella

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Where is the Farella family from?

You can see how Farella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Farella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Farella families living in New Jersey. This was about 24% of all the recorded Farella's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Farella families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Farella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Farella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Farella. 74% of Farella men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • New Worker
  • Tailor
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Farella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Farella 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Farella. 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 139 military records available for the last name Farella. For the veterans among your Farella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farella lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Farella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Farella in 1952 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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