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Sabala Family History

Sabala Name Meaning

Spanish variant and Portuguese form of Basque Zabala. Polish (Sabala) and Slovak: occupational name from Slovak sabol ‘tailor’, Hungarian szabó. Polish: possibly also from a pet form of the personal name Sebastian.

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


Similar surnames: Bala, Savala, Szala, Zabala, Abela, Sabina, Skala, Sibal, Sawaya

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Where is the Sabala family from?

You can see how Sabala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sabala family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sabala families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Sabala family living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sabala's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Sabala families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sabala surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sabala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sabala. 62% of Sabala men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Sabala women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sabala were Farm Laborer and Helper.

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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
    62%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Housework
    30%
  • House Work
    20%
  • Helper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sabala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sabala 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 638 immigration records available for the last name Sabala. 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 561 military records available for the last name Sabala. For the veterans among your Sabala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sabala lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sabala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sabala in 1954 was 67, and 65 in 2004.

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