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Quella Family History

Quella Name Meaning

Catalan (Quetllà): probably a variant of Catllà, a habitational name from Catllà de Conflent, a town in northern Catalonia, or from Catllar, habitational name from any of the places named Catllar (from Latin castellare ‘territory belonging to the castle’).

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


Similar surnames: Guell, Stella, Abella, Avella, Tella, Sulla, Quell, Bella, Puebla

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Where is the Quella family from?

You can see how Quella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Quella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Quella families living in Wisconsin. This was about 67% of all the recorded Quella's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Quella families in 1880.
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What did your Quella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Quella. 36% of Quella men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    36%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Mechanic
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 949 census records available for the last name Quella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quella 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 76 immigration records available for the last name Quella. 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 220 military records available for the last name Quella. For the veterans among your Quella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Quella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Quella in 1962 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

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