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Padilla Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example in the provinces of Burgos, Guadalajara, and Valladolid, named from Spanish padilla ‘frying pan’, ‘breadpan’ (Latin patella, a diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’), a word which was commonly used in the topographical sense of a gentle depression.

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


Similar surnames: Badillo, Padula, Patella, Parrilla, Palma, Pilla, Palla, Parola

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Padilla Family Origin

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Padilla Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    42%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Padilla. A less common occupation for the Padilla family was Keeping House. The most common Padilla occupation in the USA was Laborer. 42% of Padilla's were Laborers.

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Padilla Historical Records

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Padilla Life Expectancy

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