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Sala Name Meaning

Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, southern French (Occitan), and Romanian: from sala ‘hall’, hence a topographic name or an occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. Both the Italian and Catalan names may also be of habitational origin: in the case of Italian, from (amongst others) Sala Biellese (Biella province), Sala Consilina (Salerno province), and Sala Monferrato (Alessandria), and in the case of Catalan from places called Sala or La Sala. This name is very common in Catalonia. Spanish, Asturian-Leonese, and Aragonese: in some cases, habitational name from places called Sala (Asturies and Aragón) or La Sala (Asturies). Hungarian: from a short form of the Biblical name Salamon (see Solomon). Muslim: variant of Salah.

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


Similar surnames: Sama, Sale, Sada, Sola, Salas, Pala, Sales, Scala, Cala, Salm

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Where is the Sala family from?

You can see how Sala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sala family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sala families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Sala families living in Ohio. This was about 86% of all the recorded Sala's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sala families in 1840.
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What did your Sala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sala. 21% of Sala men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Sala women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sala were Carpenter 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
    21%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Sala. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sala. For the veterans among your Sala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sala lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sala in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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