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Patella Family History

Patella Name Meaning

possibly from patella ‘limpet’, and hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who collected shell fish, or a nickname for a tenacious or withdrawn person. nickname or metonymic occupational name from a variant of patella ‘porringer’, ‘frying pan’. In this sense, it is also found as a Greek name.

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


Similar surnames: Parella, Palla, Abella, Capella, Stella, Tavella, Padilla, Pella

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Where is the Patella family from?

You can see how Patella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Patella family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Patella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Patella family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Patella's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Patella families in 1840.
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What did your Patella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Patella. 25% of Patella men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Patella women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Patella were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    34%
  • Assorter
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Patella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Patella 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Patella. 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 469 military records available for the last name Patella. For the veterans among your Patella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Patella lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Patella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Patella in 1964 was 73, and 89 in 2004.

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