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Kuk Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a pastry cook. See also Kook. 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 Koryo period. Kuk Ryang’s ancestors are said to have come from Song China. Chinese : variant of Ju 1.

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

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

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Where is the Kuk family from?

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 the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kuk family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Kuk's in the 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 US 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 Housewife.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kuk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuk 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 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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