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Kula Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Jewish (from Poland): nickname for a rotund person, from Polish kula ‘ball’, Czech dialect kula (standard Czech koule). Czech: from a short form of the personal name Mikuláš, Czech form of Nicholas. Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name from Kulya, now in Belarus.

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


Similar surnames: Kulka, Kuna, Kulas, Kuba, Kudla, Bula, Kulak, Kukla, Kosa, Kara

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Where is the Kula family from?

You can see how Kula families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kula family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kula families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Kula families living in Iowa. This was about 46% of all the recorded Kula's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Kula families in 1880.
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What did your Kula ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kula. 24% of Kula men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kula women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kula were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kula. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kula 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kula. 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 Kula. For the veterans among your Kula ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kula lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kula in 1959 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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