History of your Surname
Get access to Walla family records.Start a free trial

Walla Family History

Walla Name Meaning

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Wala: from a pet form of the personal name Walenty Polish form of Valentine . The surname Walla is also found in Poland but it is much more common in Germany where it may also be derived from a cognate name from some other Slavic language. Norwegian: variant of Valla . Indian (Punjab): Sikh (Jat) name of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Wall, Galla, Palla, Halla, Walli, Walia, Falla, Balla, Lalla, Wally

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Walla family from?

You can see how Walla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walla family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Walla families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Walla families living in Nebraska. This was about 21% of all the recorded Walla's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Walla families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Walla. 33% of Walla men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Walla women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walla were Clerk and Saleslady. .

View Census Data for Walla | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Walla family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Walla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walla census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Walla

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Walla. 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.

View all Walla immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Walla. For the veterans among your Walla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Walla military records

You've only scratched the surface of Walla family history

Discover More

What is the average Walla lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Walla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walla in 1945 was 31, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walla

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Walla family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Walla last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial