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Parola Name Meaning

from parola ‘word’, ‘talk’, a nickname for a gossip or talkative person. shortened form of Calabrian Bomparola, a compound name composed of the elements buona ‘good’ + parola ‘word’, applied as a nickname for an honorable, trustworthy person, or as a personal name. from parola, which means ‘kettle’ in the dialect of Cremona, ‘bucket’ in that of Modena, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone whose work involved the use of such containers, as for example a kitchen scullion. possibly also a habitational name from Parola, a locality of Fidenza in Parma.

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


Similar surnames: Pala, Palla, Paola, Karol, Harold, Spatola, Marolt, Pakula, Perla

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Where is the Parola family from?

You can see how Parola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parola family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Parola families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Parola families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Parola's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Parola families in 1880.
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What did your Parola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parola. 50% of Parola men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Parola women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parola were Owner and Operator.

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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
    50%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Waiter
    8%
  • Owner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 492 immigration records available for the last name Parola. 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 502 military records available for the last name Parola. For the veterans among your Parola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parola lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Parola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Parola in 1948 was 47, and 92 in 2004.

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