Pestka Family History

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Pestka Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a small, hard person, from Polish pestka ‘stone of a fruit’.

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

Similar surnames: Pecka, Pyszka, Kostka, Platko, Pelka, Poster, Betka, Pientka, Testa

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Pestka Family Origin

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Pestka Family Occupations

What did your Pestka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pestka. The most common Pestka occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 50% of Pestka's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pestka ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pestka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pestka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pestka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pestka. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pestka. For the veterans among your Pestka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pestka Life Expectancy

What is the average Pestka lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Pestka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pestka in 1961 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pestka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pestka ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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