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Pleska Family History

Pleska Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Plesko, Pliska, Peska, Plesha, Laska, Poleski, Lesky, Plewa, Lesko

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Where is the Pleska family from?

You can see how Pleska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pleska family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Pleska families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Pleska family living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Pleska's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Pleska families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pleska surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pleska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labor was the top reported job for people in the US named Pleska. 67% of Pleska men worked as a Labor.

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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

  • Labor
    67%
  • Farmer
    34%
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What Pleska family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 208 census records available for the last name Pleska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pleska 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 105 immigration records available for the last name Pleska. 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 82 military records available for the last name Pleska. For the veterans among your Pleska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pleska lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Pleska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pleska in 1967 was 77, and 89 in 2004.

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