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Mola Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from any of numerous minor places named with Latin mola ‘mill’, ‘millstone’. Catalan and Aragonese: habitational name from any of various places named Mola in Catalonia and Aragon, in particular the one in Teruel province (Aragon), from Latin mola ‘mill’, ‘millstone’. Greek (Molas): see Mula.

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


Similar surnames: Mula, Pola, Moya, Mora, Mota, Zola, Sola, Ola, Molla, Colla

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Where is the Mola family from?

You can see how Mola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mola family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mola families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 15 Mola families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Mola's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mola families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mola surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mola. 31% of Mola men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Mola women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mola were New Worker and Seamstress.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farming
    8%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Fruit Worker
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mola 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mola. 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 448 military records available for the last name Mola. For the veterans among your Mola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mola lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mola in 1943 was 50, and 90 in 2004.

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