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Favela Name Meaning

Spanish: of uncertain origin; possibly from a Visigothic personal name Fafila, or alternatively from a derivative of faba, a regional form of haba ‘broad bean’. Possibly in some instances, it could be based on Portuguese and Galician fabela ‘small plot’. Southern Portuguese (also Brazilian): topographic name from favela ‘slum’.

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


Similar surnames: Vela, Abela, Avila, Davila, Fazel, Canela, Avelar, Tavera, Fabela

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Where is the Favela family from?

You can see how Favela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Favela family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Favela families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Favela families living in Texas. This was about 64% of all the recorded Favela's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Favela families in 1880.
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What did your Favela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Favela. 61% of Favela 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
    61%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Favela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Favela 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 Favela. 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 304 military records available for the last name Favela. For the veterans among your Favela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Favela lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Favela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Favela in 1963 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

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