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Gola Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name from gola ‘mountain hollow’, ‘cavity’. Italian: variant of Cola. Polish: nickname from goly ‘naked’, ‘bare’, ‘bald’. Polish: topographic name gola ‘heath’, ‘moor’, ‘place without trees’. Indian (Himachal Pradesh, U. P.): Hindu (Prajapati) name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Gole, Golla, Gala, Gora, Goya, Goda, Sola, Golda, Pola, Golia

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Where is the Gola family from?

You can see how Gola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gola family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gola families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Gola families living in Arkansas. This was about 22% of all the recorded Gola's in the USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Gola families in 1880.
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What did your Gola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gola. 31% of Gola men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Gola women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gola were Clerk and Cook.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gola 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 Gola. 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 Gola. For the veterans among your Gola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gola lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gola in 1956 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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