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Gaska Name Meaning

Polish (Gaska): nickname for a naive person, from gaska ‘little goose’. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Gáspár, Hungarian form of Kaspar.

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


Similar surnames: Laska, Basa, Gasko, Kaska, Kaske, Galka, Raska, Baka, Jasko, Gajda

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Where is the Gaska family from?

You can see how Gaska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaska family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gaska families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Gaska families living in Wisconsin. This was about 86% of all the recorded Gaska's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Gaska families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaska surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaska. 25% of Gaska men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Gaska women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaska were Coal Miner and Stenographer.

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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
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    22%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Coal Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Shoe Worker
    23%
  • Machine Operator
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gaska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaska 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 473 immigration records available for the last name Gaska. 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 358 military records available for the last name Gaska. For the veterans among your Gaska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaska lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gaska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gaska in 1956 was 51, and 68 in 2004.

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