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Nitka Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish nitka, ‘thread’; either a nickname for a thin man or (as a Jewish name) also a metonymic occupational name for a tailor. This name is also established in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Lipka, Rutka, Kita, Sita, Ziska, Mitra, Dutka, Pitta, Nick, Mika

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Where is the Nitka family from?

You can see how Nitka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nitka family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Nitka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Nitka families living in Wisconsin. This was about 57% of all the recorded Nitka's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Nitka families in 1880.
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What did your Nitka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Shirt Factory were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nitka. 33% of Nitka men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Nitka women worked as a Shirt Factory. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nitka were Carpenter and Cigar Maker. .

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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
    33%
  • Electrician
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Shirt Factory
    50%
  • Cigar Maker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nitka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nitka 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 459 immigration records available for the last name Nitka. 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 809 military records available for the last name Nitka. For the veterans among your Nitka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nitka lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nitka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nitka in 1958 was 46, and 89 in 2004.

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