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Luks Family History

Luks Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Luk. Czech: from a reduced form of the personal name Lukáš, Czech equivalent of Lucas. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Luchs ‘lynx’.

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


Similar surnames: Luka, Lukas, Lukes, Luke, Luk, Lucks, Lucas, Leys, Lueke, Muns

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Where is the Luks family from?

You can see how Luks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Luks families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Luks families living in Iowa. This was about 44% of all the recorded Luks's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Luks families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Luks. 40% of Luks men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Luks women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luks were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Mechanic
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    37%
  • Sales Clerk
    28%
  • Operator
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Luks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luks 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 Luks. 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 520 military records available for the last name Luks. For the veterans among your Luks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luks lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Luks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Luks in 1962 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

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