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Rokita Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Slovak (Rakyta): from Slavic rokita ‘osier’, a topographic name for someone living where osiers grew, or a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker who made baskets out of osier branches.

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


Similar surnames: Rodia, Rokos, Rovira, Kitz, Mikita, Rota, Rotta, Robida, Rita, Kita

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Where is the Rokita family from?

You can see how Rokita families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rokita family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Rokita families living in Michigan. This was about 13% of all the recorded Rokita's in the USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Rokita families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rokita surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rokita ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rokita. 67% of Rokita men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Rokita women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rokita were Machinist and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    67%
  • Miner
    15%
  • Sacker
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 676 census records available for the last name Rokita. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rokita 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Rokita. 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 303 military records available for the last name Rokita. For the veterans among your Rokita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rokita lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rokita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rokita in 1962 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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