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Fella Name Meaning

Italian: from a short form of the personal name Raffaella feminine of Raffaele . This surname is also found in France. English: perhaps an occasional variant of Feller Fell or Fellow.

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

Similar surnames: Fells, Fell, Fallas, Vella, Lella, Eells, Helle, Gell, Ells, Fall

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Where is the Fella family from?

You can see how Fella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Fella family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Fella's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Fella families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fella. 48% of Fella men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Fella women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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
  • Painter
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fella 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 675 immigration records available for the last name Fella. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fella. For the veterans among your Fella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fella in 1962 was 83, and 88 in 2004.

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