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Vella Name Meaning

Southern Italian, Maltese: variant of Bella.

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


Similar surnames: Valla, Avella, Lella, Bella, Sella, Bello, Tella, Pella, Villa, Fella

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Where is the Vella family from?

You can see how Vella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Vella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Vella families living in Massachusetts. This was about 44% of all the recorded Vella's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Vella families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vella. 27% of Vella men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Vella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vella were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
    27%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Vella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vella 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Vella. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Vella. For the veterans among your Vella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vella lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Vella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vella in 1946 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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