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Korpela Name Meaning

Finnish: habitational name from a farm so named for its situation, from korpi ‘remote forest’ + the local suffix -la. The surname has been traced back to the 16th century. It is a typical western Finnish surname.

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


Similar surnames: Koskela, Kotila, Kilpela, Portela, Gorrell, Cornell, Norvell, Morera

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Korpela Family Origin

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Korpela Family Occupations

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Korpela Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Korpela Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Korpela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Korpela in 1952 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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