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Pola Name Meaning

Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of the places called Pola or La Pola in Asturias (Spain) from a variant of puebla ‘settlement’ (from Latin popula). Catalan: habitational name from any of the places called Pola La Pola or Santa Pola in Catalonia Valencia and the Balearic Islands (Spain) or from the female personal name Pola (from Latin Paula). Italian: from the personal name Pola feminine form of Polo . Italian: habitational name from the city of Pola (Croatian Pula) in Istria (Croatia). Italian: from dialect pola ‘hen’ probably applied as a nickname or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or seller of poultry.

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

Similar surnames: Mola, Posa, Poma, Pala, Pol, Zola, Pla, Sola, Paola, Sol

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Where is the Pola family from?

You can see how Pola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pola family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Pola families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Pola families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Pola's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pola families in 1880.
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What did your Pola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pola. 38% of Pola men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Pola women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pola were Proprietor and Waitress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pola. 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 346 military records available for the last name Pola. For the veterans among your Pola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pola lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pola in 1952 was 64, and 64 in 2004.

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