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Korba Family History

Korba Name Meaning

Czech: metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker, from German Korb ‘basket’. Greek (Korbas): nickname for a person with black hair, from Albanian korbë ‘crow’.

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


Similar surnames: Korb, Korda, Kolba, Kotrba, Kara, Corda, Kouba, Koba, Torma, Kosa

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Where is the Korba family from?

You can see how Korba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korba family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Korba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Korba families living in Wisconsin. This was about 67% of all the recorded Korba's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Korba families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Korba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Korba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Korba. 42% of Korba men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Korba women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korba were Butcher and Housework.

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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
    42%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Molder
    5%
  • Butcher
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    25%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Korba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korba 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 791 immigration records available for the last name Korba. 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 633 military records available for the last name Korba. For the veterans among your Korba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korba lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Korba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Korba in 1950 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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