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Tavella Name Meaning

Italian: from Neapolitan or Old Italian tavella ‘board’, ‘plank’, ‘slab’ (from Latin tabella), presumably a nickname for someone who was tall and thin, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a woodworker.

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


Similar surnames: Capella, Avella, Patella, Vanella, Manella, Tavel, Abella, Tella

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Where is the Tavella family from?

You can see how Tavella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tavella family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Tavella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Tavella families living in Connecticut. This was about 15% of all the recorded Tavella's in the USA. Connecticut and 1 other state had the highest population of Tavella families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tavella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tavella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Floor Girl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tavella. 40% of Tavella men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    40%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Trucker
    20%
  • Coal Miner
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Floor Girl
    100%
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Census Records

There are 751 census records available for the last name Tavella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tavella 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Tavella. 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 216 military records available for the last name Tavella. For the veterans among your Tavella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tavella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tavella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tavella in 1962 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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