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Paolella Surname Meaning

Italian: from a pet form of the female personal name Paola .

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


Similar surnames: Paoletta, Pacella, Galella, Colella, Zarrella, Petrella, Pacelli

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Where is the Paolella family from?

You can see how Paolella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paolella family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Paolella families living in New Jersey. This was about 21% of all the recorded Paolella's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Paolella families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paolella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paolella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paolella. 35% of Paolella men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Paolella women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paolella were Fringer Veg Dealer and Operator. .

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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
    35%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Barber
    15%
  • Fringer Veg Dealer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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What Paolella family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 628 census records available for the last name Paolella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paolella 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 665 immigration records available for the last name Paolella. 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 203 military records available for the last name Paolella. For the veterans among your Paolella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paolella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Paolella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Paolella in 1962 was 76, and 81 in 2004.

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