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Peska Name Meaning

Czech (Pešicka): from a pet form of the personal name Pešek (see Pesek).

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


Similar surnames: Jeska, Pesta, Pesa, Pelka, Pesek, Kaska, Raska, Teska, Posa, Penka

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Where is the Peska family from?

You can see how Peska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peska family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Peska families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Peska families living in Iowa. This was about 36% of all the recorded Peska's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Peska families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peska surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Peska. 37% of Peska men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Labor
    11%
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What Peska family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Peska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peska 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Peska. 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 213 military records available for the last name Peska. For the veterans among your Peska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peska lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Peska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Peska in 1955 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

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