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Kotila Family History

Kotila Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various farms named with Finnish koti ‘home’ + the locative suffix -la. Alternatively, it may be from a farm name based on an ancient Scandinavian personal name, Gote or Goti, presumably the naem of the proprietor.

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


Similar surnames: Kantola, Anttila, Jutila, Ollila, Ketola, Kalina, Kotara, Oliva, Cota

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Where is the Kotila family from?

You can see how Kotila families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kotila family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kotila families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 17 Kotila families living in Michigan. This was about 36% of all the recorded Kotila's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kotila families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kotila surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kotila ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and None were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kotila. 34% of Kotila men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kotila women worked as a None. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kotila were Miner and Domestic.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • None
    50%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Domestic
    25%
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What Kotila family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 973 census records available for the last name Kotila. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kotila 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 372 immigration records available for the last name Kotila. 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 216 military records available for the last name Kotila. For the veterans among your Kotila ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kotila lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kotila life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kotila in 1943 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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