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Kolka Family History

Kolka Name Meaning

Czech: from a pet form of Kola, a short form of the personal name Mikoláš, Czech form of Nicholas.

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


Similar surnames: Kulka, Kopka, Kula, Kolek, Polka, Kolis, Kouba, Korda, Kaska, Kolak

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Where is the Kolka family from?

You can see how Kolka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolka family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Kolka families living in Missouri. This was about 55% of all the recorded Kolka's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kolka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolka. 48% of Kolka men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kolka women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolka were Machinist and Maid.

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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
    48%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Sewer
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
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What Kolka family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 883 census records available for the last name Kolka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolka 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 288 immigration records available for the last name Kolka. 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 171 military records available for the last name Kolka. For the veterans among your Kolka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolka lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Kolka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kolka in 1962 was 76, and 83 in 2003.

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