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Kurka Family History

Kurka Name Meaning

Czech: nickname for someone thought to resemble a hen, from a diminutive of kura ‘hen’, ‘domestic fowl’.

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


Similar surnames: Kulka, Turk, Kupka, Kurta, Rutka, Hubka, Butka, Burka, Kunka, Kuna

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Where is the Kurka family from?

You can see how Kurka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurka family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kurka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Kurka families living in Iowa. This was about 35% of all the recorded Kurka's in the USA. Iowa and 1 other state had the highest population of Kurka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kurka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kurka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kurka. 28% of Kurka men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kurka women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kurka were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
    28%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kurka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurka 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 615 immigration records available for the last name Kurka. 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 548 military records available for the last name Kurka. For the veterans among your Kurka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurka lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kurka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Kurka in 1957 was 100, and 82 in 2004.

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