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Palas Name Meaning

Greek: variant of Pallas. German: variant of Balasch, a Germanized form of Czech and Slovak Balaš or Hungarian Balazs, vernacular forms of the Latin personal name Blasius.

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


Similar surnames: Balas, Pallas, Pala, Galas, Kalas, Palos, Panas, Walas, Pavlas, Salas

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Where is the Palas family from?

You can see how Palas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Palas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Palas families living in Minnesota. This was about 71% of all the recorded Palas's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Palas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Palas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Palas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Palas. 28% of Palas men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Palas women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palas were Proprietor and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Cook
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Cook
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Palas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palas 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 500 immigration records available for the last name Palas. 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 336 military records available for the last name Palas. For the veterans among your Palas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Palas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Palas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Palas in 1963 was 76, and 72 in 2004.

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