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Pallas Surname Meaning

Greek: ornamental name or nickname derived from Albanian pallë ‘sword’ or the Turkish cognate pala (see Pala ). German: from an East Central German Slavic-influenced pet form of the personal name Paul (compare 3 below). Czech: variant of Palas in part a derivative of the personal name Pavel ‘Paul’. Irish: MacLysaght ascribes the origin of this surname in Ireland to the arrival there in the 15th century of a Lombard family of bankers named de Palatio i.e. ‘from the palace’. The name has been Gaelicized as Pailís which means ‘palisade’ in Irish. English: in many cases of Irish origin (see above). Alternatively perhaps: a) from Old French palis paleis ‘palisade fence’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a palisade or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of fences; b) metonymic occupational name for someone who worked at a palace (bishop's archbishop's or royal) from Old French Middle English palais paleis; c) metonymic occupational name for a worker at a straw stack from Old French paille ‘straw’ + Middle English hous ‘house’. Compare Pallis . French: habitational name from a place so called in Hérault.7: Catalan (Pallàs): habitational name from the Catalan district of Pallars in the Pyrenees.8: Galician: habitational name from a place called As Pallas in A Coruña province Galicia (Spain) from the plural of palla ‘straw’.

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


Similar surnames: Palla, Dallas, Gallas, Hallas, Kallas, Ballas, Palas, Halla, Fallas

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You can see how Pallas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pallas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pallas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 55 Pallas families living in Durham. This was about 81% of all the recorded Pallas's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Pallas families in 1891.
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What did your Pallas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pallas. 67% of Pallas men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Pallas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pallas were Builders Labourer and None. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    67%
  • Builders Labourer
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    14%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    10%
  • None
    4%
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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Pallas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Pallas in 1946 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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