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Lala Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily and Apulia): of Albanian origin (see below) found mainly in the ancient Albanian-speaking community of Piana degli Albanesi Sicily where the Albanian Christian refugees from the Turkish occupation of the Balkans settled in the 15th century. Albanian: nickname from lalë (definite form lala) meaning ‘uncle’ and ‘elder brother’ but also used as a term expressing respect and intimacy. Albanian: derisive nickname for a poor villager or a Christian in the coastal region of Myzeqe in central Albania. Indian (northern states): Bania and Kayastha name from Hindi lālā a term of respect typically used for bankers merchants tradesmen schoolmasters and clerks. It probably originated as a variant of Lal .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lal, Bala, Cala, Sala, Vala, Lama, Kala, Lalla, Lata, Lana

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Where is the Lala family from?

You can see how Lala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lala family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lala families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Lala families living in Texas. This was about 18% of all the recorded Lala's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Lala families in 1880.
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What did your Lala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lala. 14% of Lala men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Lala women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lala were Salesman and Dressmaker. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Cigar Maker
  • Laborer
  • Dressmaker
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lala. 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 908 military records available for the last name Lala. For the veterans among your Lala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lala lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lala in 1958 was 52, and 89 in 2004.

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