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Luka Name Meaning

Dutch: from a vernacular form of the personal name Lucas. Czech, Polish (Luka), and Hungarian: from a short form of Czech Lukáš, Polish Lukasz, Hungarian Lukács, vernacular forms of Lucas.

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


Similar surnames: Luca, Luks, Lukac, Luke, Lukas, Luk, Kula, Luba, Lucas, Lukacs

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Where is the Luka family from?

You can see how Luka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luka family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Luka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Luka families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Luka's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Luka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Luka. 38% of Luka men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Luka women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luka were Carpenter and Sewing Project.

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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
    38%
  • Miner
    12%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Sewing Project
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Luka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luka 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 Luka. 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 610 military records available for the last name Luka. For the veterans among your Luka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luka lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Luka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Luka in 1963 was 72, and 82 in 2004.

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