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Klapka Family History

Klapka Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lapka, Laska, Kraska, Lipka, Krupka, Kafka, Kalka, Lapa, Kupka, Latka

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Where is the Klapka family from?

You can see how Klapka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klapka family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Klapka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Klapka families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Klapka's in USA. New York had the highest population of Klapka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klapka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klapka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klapka. 43% of Klapka men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Klapka women worked as a Waitress. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Pipe Fitter
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Machinist
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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What Klapka family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 688 census records available for the last name Klapka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klapka 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 240 immigration records available for the last name Klapka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 233 military records available for the last name Klapka. For the veterans among your Klapka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klapka lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Klapka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Klapka in 1962 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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