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Kuna Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (from Poland): nickname for a quick-tempered or aggressive person, from Slavic kuna ‘marten’, ‘weasel’. This is also found as a German surname, of Slavic origin. Czech: also from the old personal name Kuna, a pet form of Kunrat (see Konrad).

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


Similar surnames: Kunc, Kula, Kunda, Kuba, Duda, Buda, Kuras, Kuta, Kana, Bona

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Where is the Kuna family from?

You can see how Kuna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Kuna families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Kuna families living in Wisconsin. This was about 26% of all the recorded Kuna's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kuna families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kuna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kuna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuna. 35% of Kuna men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Kuna women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuna were Miner and Servant.

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    21%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
  • Servant
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kuna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuna 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuna. 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 836 military records available for the last name Kuna. For the veterans among your Kuna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuna lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kuna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kuna in 1944 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

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