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Valla Name Meaning

Italian: variant of Valle. Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of several places named from the plural of Old Norse vollr ‘field’, ‘meadow’ (Swedish valla). In Norway there are several farmsteads so named in Nordland. Albanian: see Vallas.

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


Similar surnames: Valle, Falla, Valli, Villa, Walla, Halla, Palla, Valls, Calla, Vala

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Where is the Valla family from?

You can see how Valla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valla family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Valla families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Valla families living in California. This was about 33% of all the recorded Valla's in the USA. California had the highest population of Valla families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valla. 26% of Valla men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Valla women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valla were Proprietor and Stenographer.

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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
    26%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Valla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valla 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Valla. 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 574 military records available for the last name Valla. For the veterans among your Valla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valla lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Valla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Valla in 1948 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

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