Koskela Family History

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Koskela Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from koski ‘waterfall’, ‘rapids’ + the local suffix -la. In many cases it was probably adopted as an equivalent of Swedish Forström (see Forstrom), Grönfors, Stenfors, etc.

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


Similar surnames: Jokela, Korpela, Kivela, Kotila, Oswell, Kukla, Boswell, Kostka

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Koskela Family Origin

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Koskela Family Occupations

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Koskela Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Koskela Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Koskela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Koskela in 1945 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

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