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Kuk Name Meaning

North German: perhaps an occupational name for a pastry cook (compare Kok ). Slovenian: probably a topographic name from dialect kuk ‘hip’ by extension ‘hill hillock’ (compare Kok ). It may also be a nickname from the homonym kuk ‘insect little worm’. Croatian: probably a topographic name of the same meaning as Slovenian name above from kuk ‘hip’. Polish: nickname from Old Polish kukać ‘to call to cry out to shout’ or kuk ‘demon evil spirit’. Compare Cook . Korean: there are three Chinese characters for this surname used by three different clans. Two of them are very rare; only the Tamyang Kuk clan will be considered here. This is said to have originated in Song China. The clan's founding ancestor Kuk Ryang held a government post during the early 12th century in the Koryŏ period. Kuk Ryang's ancestors are said to have come from Song China. Compare Cook 6 and Kook Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 鞠 see Ju 7: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 谷 see Gu 8: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 郤 see Xi 9: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 曲 see Qu 10: Amerindian (Mexico): Mayan name from a word denoting e.g. ‘squirrel’ (see Kuk ) or ‘feather’ by extension also ‘quetzal’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ku, Kuka, Luk, Kauk, Lu, Kus, Kok, Du, Kruk, Cui

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You can see how Kuk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kuk family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Kuk's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kuk families in 1840.
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What did your Kuk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kuk. 22% of Kuk men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Kuk women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuk were Shipping Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Shipping Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 994 immigration records available for the last name Kuk. 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 795 military records available for the last name Kuk. For the veterans among your Kuk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuk lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kuk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kuk in 1958 was 61, and 71 in 2004.

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