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Palas Surname Meaning

Greek: variant of Pallas . Czech: from a derivative of the personal name Pavel ‘Paul’. Compare Pallas . Czech (Moravian): derivative of the Moravian dialect pala ‘head’ used as a nickname for an obstinate person.

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

Similar surnames: Balas, Pallas, Pala, Galas, Kalas, Palos, Panas, Walas, Pavlas, Salas

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Where is the Palas family from?

You can see how Palas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Palas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Palas families living in London. This was about 67% of all the recorded Palas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Palas families in 1891.
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What did your Palas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Palas. 28% of Palas men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Palas women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palas were Farming and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Palas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palas 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 500 immigration records available for the last name Palas. 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 336 military records available for the last name Palas. For the veterans among your Palas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Palas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Palas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Palas in 1963 was 76, and 72 in 2004.

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