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Zola Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from any of various minor places named with Zol(l)a, from a dialect term for a mound or bank of earth, as for example Zola Predosa (Bologna) or Zolla in Monrupino (Trieste). Italian: from a reduced form of the personal name Anzola. Italian: from the old Venetian dialect word zola ‘female kid’.

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


Similar surnames: Mola, Pola, Sola, Cola, Ola, Gola, Cota, Zoda, Nola, Kula

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Where is the Zola family from?

You can see how Zola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zola family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Zola families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Zola families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Zola's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Zola families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zola surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zola. 26% of Zola men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Zola women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zola were Farmer and Waitress.

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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%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Zola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zola 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 838 immigration records available for the last name Zola. 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 696 military records available for the last name Zola. For the veterans among your Zola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zola lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Zola in 1956 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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