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Kuka Family History

Kuka Name Meaning

German: unexplained. Probably a variant of Kuk ‘pastry cook’. Dutch: variant of Kuke or Kok ‘cook’. Tongan: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Kuk, Kuska, Kukla, Kunka, Kuba, Kuna, Kuhn, Kupka, Luks, Kuhar

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Where is the Kuka family from?

You can see how Kuka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuka family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kuka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Kuka families living in Minnesota. This was about 77% of all the recorded Kuka's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Kuka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kuka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kuka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuka. 35% of Kuka men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kuka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuka 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 446 immigration records available for the last name Kuka. 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 300 military records available for the last name Kuka. For the veterans among your Kuka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuka lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kuka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kuka in 1962 was 74, and 50 in 2004.

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