Paula Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: possibly from the female personal name Paula, but more likely from a shortened form of Francisco de Paula, the name of a saint from Paola in Calabria (1416(?)–1507).

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


Similar surnames: Paule, Paola, Pala, Paul, Palla, Pakula, Paulo, Pauli, Parola, Palm

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Paula Family Origin

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Paula Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    40%
  • Foreman In Bindery

    20%
  • Gardner

    20%
  • Teacher

    20%

In 1880, Laborer, Foreman In Bindery and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paula. A less common occupation for the Paula family was Teacher. The most common Paula occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Paula's were Laborers.

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Paula Historical Records

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Paula Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1965 and 2004, Paula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Paula in 1965 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paula

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