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Spatola Name Meaning

Italian:: from a diminutive of Spata . habitational name from Spadola in Vibo Valentia province. from old Sicilian spatula ‘grass iris’ (or other plant with lanceolate leaves) used as a topographic name. from spatola a species of wading bird so named for the shape of its beak hence possibly used as a nickname for a fowler or for someone with a beak-like nose. from Sicilian spàtula a kind of fish presumably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble this fish or perhaps for a fisherman.

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


Similar surnames: Parola, Patella, Spalla, Spinola, Spada, Pakula, Patoka, Palla

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Where is the Spatola family from?

You can see how Spatola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spatola family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Spatola families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Spatola families living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Spatola's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Spatola families in 1880.
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What did your Spatola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spatola. 20% of Spatola men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Spatola women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spatola were Merchant and Teacher. .

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Merchant
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • New Worker
    22%
  • Teacher
    22%
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Passenger Lists

There are 815 immigration records available for the last name Spatola. 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 351 military records available for the last name Spatola. For the veterans among your Spatola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spatola lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Spatola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Spatola in 1960 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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