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Kudla Name Meaning

Polish (Kudla), Czech, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Polish kudly, Czech and Ukrainian kudla ‘mop of hair’. Czech: from kudla ‘clasp knife’, ‘little knife’, a nickname for a small but powerfully built person.

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


Similar surnames: Kula, Kukla, Kupka, Kurta, Kulka, Kuna, Bula, Kunda, Okula, Kulpa

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Where is the Kudla family from?

You can see how Kudla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kudla family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Kudla families living in Illinois. This was about 19% of all the recorded Kudla's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kudla families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kudla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kudla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kudla. 33% of Kudla men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kudla women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kudla were Clerk and Janitress.

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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
    33%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Packer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Janitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kudla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kudla 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kudla. 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 865 military records available for the last name Kudla. For the veterans among your Kudla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kudla lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kudla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kudla in 1960 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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