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Gula Family History

Gula Name Meaning

Polish Rusyn (from Poland) and Ukrainian: descriptive nickname for someone with a prominent bump or wart Polish gula Ukrainian gulya. Compare Hula Polish: nickname for a reveler from a derivative of the dialect verb gulać ‘to make merry’. Slovak (also Guľa): from guľa ‘ball’ probably applied as a nickname for a rotund person. Compare Kula Hungarian: variant of Gulya a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman from gulya ‘cattle’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Guba, Bula, Kula, Gola, Gura, Gala, Guza, Buza, Pula, Mula

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Where is the Gula family from?

You can see how Gula families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gula family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gula families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Gula families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Gula's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gula families in 1880.
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What did your Gula ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gula. 33% of Gula men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Gula women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gula were Weaver and Winder. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Winder
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gula. 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 Gula. For the veterans among your Gula ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gula lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gula in 1950 was 46, and 61 in 2004.

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