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Haapala Family History

Haapala Name Meaning

Finnish: habitational name from farms so named from haapa ‘aspen’ + the locative suffix -la. Established as a hereditary surname since the 19th century in western and southern Finland quite common also in southern Ostrobothnia.

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


Similar surnames: Hakala, Hietala, Rajala, Hautala, Saarela, Halla, Hakola, Hannula

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Where is the Haapala family from?

You can see how Haapala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haapala family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Haapala families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 13 Haapala families living in Michigan. This was about 28% of all the recorded Haapala's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Haapala families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haapala surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haapala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Haapala. 28% of Haapala men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Haapala women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haapala were Truck Driver and Nurse. .

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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
    28%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Haapala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haapala 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 Haapala. 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 203 military records available for the last name Haapala. For the veterans among your Haapala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haapala lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Haapala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Haapala in 1961 was 49, and 52 in 2004.

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