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Kukla Name Meaning

Polish (also Kukla) and Czech: from kukla ‘cowl’, ‘hood’, ‘mask’, probably a nickname bestowed on an habitual wearer of a hood or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a hood or cowl maker. In Polish kukla, kukla also means a kind of bread roll and a puppet. This surname is also found in German-speaking countries.

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


Similar surnames: Kula, Kudla, Bula, Kuna, Kurta, Kulka, Kuba, Kulla, Luka, Kunda

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Where is the Kukla family from?

You can see how Kukla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kukla family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kukla families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Kukla families living in Michigan. This was about 40% of all the recorded Kukla's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kukla families in 1880.
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What did your Kukla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kukla. 27% of Kukla men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Kukla women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kukla were Truck Driver and Salesman.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    21%
  • Servant
    17%
  • Assembler
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kukla. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kukla. For the veterans among your Kukla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kukla lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kukla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kukla in 1944 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

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