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Kafka Family History

Kafka Name Meaning

Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia): nickname from kavka ‘jackdaw’, applied as a nickname, ornamental name, or habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a jackdaw. Jewish (from Bohemia): from a pet form of the personal name Jakov (see Jacob).

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


Similar surnames: Kaska, Kava, Kaske, Kara, Kraska, Kasza, Kalka, Radka, Skalka, Kolka

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Where is the Kafka family from?

You can see how Kafka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kafka family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kafka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kafka family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kafka's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Kafka families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kafka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kafka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kafka. 19% of Kafka men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Kafka women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kafka were Miner and Secretary.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
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What Kafka family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kafka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kafka 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kafka. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kafka. For the veterans among your Kafka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kafka lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kafka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kafka in 1951 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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