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Pyka Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from dialect pyka ‘face’ or from a derivative of pykać ‘to puff’.

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

Similar surnames: Wyka, Pula, Polka, Lyda, Zyla, Pyszka, Lyga, Tyma, Dykas, Luka

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Where is the Pyka family from?

You can see how Pyka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pyka family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pyka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Pyka families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Pyka's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Pyka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pyka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pyka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pyka. 31% of Pyka men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Pyka women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pyka were Fireman and Waitress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pyka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pyka 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 335 immigration records available for the last name Pyka. 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 434 military records available for the last name Pyka. For the veterans among your Pyka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pyka lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pyka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Pyka in 1956 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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