Peterka Family History

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Peterka Name Meaning

Slovenian: derivative of the personal name Peter, formed with the diminutive suffix -ka.

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

Similar surnames: Peterman, Pitera, Petek, Petre, Petrea, Peter, Peters, Petros, Petric

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Peterka Family Origin

Where is the Peterka family from?

Peterka Family Occupations

What did your Peterka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peterka. The most common Peterka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Peterka's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Peterka family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farming


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

Peterka Historical Records

What Peterka family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Peterka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peterka 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Peterka. 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 811 military records available for the last name Peterka. For the veterans among your Peterka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peterka Life Expectancy

What is the average Peterka lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Peterka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Peterka in 1953 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peterka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peterka 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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