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Folta Family History

Folta Name Meaning

Czech and Polish: from the German personal name Valentin, a vernacular form of Latin Valentinus (see Valentine).

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


Similar surnames: Fila, Polt, Bolte, Oltz, Boltz, Bolt, Foglia, Feltz, Bolla, Cola

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Where is the Folta family from?

You can see how Folta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Folta family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Folta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1871 there was 1 Folta family living in Lanarkshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Folta's in Scotland. Lanarkshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Folta families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Folta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Folta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Folta. 20% of Folta men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Folta women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Folta were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    43%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Folta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folta 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Folta. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 391 military records available for the last name Folta. For the veterans among your Folta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Folta lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Folta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Folta in 1964 was 86, and 81 in 2004.

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