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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Sala Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sala. A less common occupation for the Sala family was Laborer. The most common Sala occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Sala's were Farmers.

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sala

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