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Paola Family History

Paola Name Meaning

habitational name from Paola in Cosenza province. from the female personal name Paola, feminine form of Paolo, Italian equivalent of Paul.

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


Similar surnames: Pala, Pola, Paolo, Paula, Parola, Palla, Paule, Paoli, Pioli, Cola

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Where is the Paola family from?

You can see how Paola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paola family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Paola families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Paola families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Paola's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Paola families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paola surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Paola. 26% of Paola men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Paola women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paola were Chauffeur and New Worker.

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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
    26%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Assembler
    4%
  • Chauffeur
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    19%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paola 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Paola. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paola. For the veterans among your Paola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paola lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Paola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Paola in 1961 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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