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Pilla Family History

Pilla Name Meaning

Italian (southern):: habitational name from a place called with this word such as Pilla in Catanzaro province. in some cases from a dialect form of Pidda a short form of the female personal name Giuseppa (see Joseph ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Villa, Pill, Piana, Palla, Pille, Pella, Silla, Pile, Pillar, Lilla

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Where is the Pilla family from?

You can see how Pilla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilla family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pilla families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Pilla families living in Kansas. This was about 40% of all the recorded Pilla's in USA. Kansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Pilla families in 1880.
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What did your Pilla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pilla. 28% of Pilla men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Pilla women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pilla were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Labor
  • Machinist
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pilla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilla 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilla. 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 950 military records available for the last name Pilla. For the veterans among your Pilla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilla lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pilla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pilla in 1949 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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