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Kivela Name Meaning

Finnish (Kivelä): from kivi ‘stone’ + the local ending -la, -lä, originally a habitational name from a farmstead so named. It was also adopted during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries by Finns with Swedish surnames, especially those formed with Swedish sten ‘stone’, such as Stenvall, Stenroos, and Stenberg.

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


Similar surnames: Kivi, Savela, Kiel, Rivera, Vela, Kell, Kilpela, Wivell, Tavel

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Kivela Family Occupations

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kivela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kivela in 1950 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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