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Spalla Name Meaning

Italian (southern): from spalla ‘shoulder (blade)’ used as a nickname for someone with a deformity or peculiarity of the shoulder or in some cases as a topographic name for someone living by a hillock named with this word in this transferred sense.

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


Similar surnames: Palla, Stella, Pallas, Sulla, Spagna, Spatola, Palma, Spada, Pala

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Where is the Spalla family from?

You can see how Spalla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spalla family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Spalla families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Spalla family living in Connecticut. This was 100% of all the recorded Spalla's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Spalla families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spalla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spalla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spalla. 18% of Spalla men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Spalla women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spalla were Pushcart Peddler and Hostess. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Pushcart Peddler
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    38%
  • Seamstress
    38%
  • Hostess
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Spalla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spalla 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 416 immigration records available for the last name Spalla. 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 222 military records available for the last name Spalla. For the veterans among your Spalla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spalla lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Spalla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Spalla in 1961 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

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