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Hakala Family History

Hakala Name Meaning

Finnish: habitational name from farms so named from haka ‘pasture paddock’ + the locative suffix -la. Established as a hereditary surname since the 19th century in southwestern Finland and Ostrobothnia.

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


Similar surnames: Rajala, Takala, Haapala, Halla, Hakola, Hatala, Pakkala, Hautala

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Where is the Hakala family from?

You can see how Hakala families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hakala family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Hakala families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 62 Hakala families living in Minnesota. This was about 27% of all the recorded Hakala's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Hakala families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hakala surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hakala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hakala. 28% of Hakala men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Hakala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hakala were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Miner
    11%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hakala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hakala 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hakala. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hakala. For the veterans among your Hakala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hakala lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hakala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hakala in 1955 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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