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Siska Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Šiška): nickname from Old Czech šiška ‘cone-shaped dumpling’, ‘cone’, applied to someone with a cone-shaped head. Slovenian (south central Slovenia; Šiška): nickname from šiška ‘gallnut’. Greek (Siskas): descriptive nickname from Turkish siska ‘rickety’, ‘crippled’.

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


Similar surnames: Ziska, Riska, Liska, Sisko, Miska, Zilka, Misko, Zika, Lisko, Kaska

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Where is the Siska family from?

You can see how Siska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Siska family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Siska families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Siska families living in Iowa. This was about 36% of all the recorded Siska's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Siska families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Siska surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Siska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Siska. 29% of Siska men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Siska women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Siska were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    29%
  • Painter
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Charwoman
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Siska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Siska 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Siska. 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 659 military records available for the last name Siska. For the veterans among your Siska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Siska lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Siska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Siska in 1962 was 79, and 78 in 2004.

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