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Manka Family History

Manka Name Meaning

nickname for a left-handed person, from manka ‘left-hander’. from a pet form of the personal name Emanuel (see Emanuel).

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


Similar surnames: Manko, Majka, Manca, Hanka, Janka, Manna, Manes, Minga, Marko, Manke

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Where is the Manka family from?

You can see how Manka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manka family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Manka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Manka families living in Wisconsin. This was about 26% of all the recorded Manka's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Manka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Student Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Manka. 40% of Manka men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Manka women worked as a Student Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manka were Labor and Teacher. .

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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%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Janitor
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Student Nurse
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Wrapper
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Manka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manka 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 530 immigration records available for the last name Manka. 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 561 military records available for the last name Manka. For the veterans among your Manka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manka lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Manka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Manka in 1953 was 64, and 84 in 2004.

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