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Kluska Name Meaning

Polish, Jewish (from Poland), and German: from Polish kluska ‘dumpling’, a nickname for a thick-set, rotund person.

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


Similar surnames: Krupka, Kraska, Kupka, Kulka, Laska, Klus, Slomka, Klunk, Pliska

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Where is the Kluska family from?

You can see how Kluska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kluska family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kluska families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Kluska families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kluska's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Kluska families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kluska surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kluska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kluska. 58% of Kluska men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kluska women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kluska were Cutter and Winder.

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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
    58%
  • Fireman
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Cutter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Winder
    34%
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What Kluska family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 918 census records available for the last name Kluska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kluska 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 460 immigration records available for the last name Kluska. 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 355 military records available for the last name Kluska. For the veterans among your Kluska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kluska lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kluska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Kluska in 1958 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

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