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Kauk Family History

Kauk Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling North German Kauke, from Middle Low German koke ‘cake’ (dialect Kauke), hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or confectioner or a nickname for a cake lover. Perhaps an altered spelling of Dutch Kaak or North German Kaack (see Kaake).

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


Similar surnames: Kark, Kalk, Kau, Kaut, Pauk, Kaun, Kuk, Lau, Kalb, Kruk

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Where is the Kauk family from?

You can see how Kauk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kauk family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Kauk families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kauk families living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Kauk's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Kauk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kauk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kauk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Kauk. 40% of Kauk men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Farm Laborer
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Machinist
    7%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kauk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kauk 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Kauk. 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 177 military records available for the last name Kauk. For the veterans among your Kauk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kauk lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Kauk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kauk in 1965 was 43, and 86 in 2003.

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