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Skalka Family History

Skalka Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): topographic name, nickname, or ornamental name from Polish skalka ‘flint’ (see Skala).

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


Similar surnames: Skala, Kalka, Skalla, Szala, Scala, Kafka, Kula, Kalina, Skalski

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Where is the Skalka family from?

You can see how Skalka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skalka family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Skalka families living in Nebraska. This was about 23% of all the recorded Skalka's in the USA. Nebraska and 1 other state had the highest population of Skalka families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skalka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skalka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Skalka. 35% of Skalka men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Skalka women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skalka were Labor 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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Labor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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What Skalka family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 757 census records available for the last name Skalka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skalka 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 365 immigration records available for the last name Skalka. 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 317 military records available for the last name Skalka. For the veterans among your Skalka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skalka lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Skalka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Skalka in 1963 was 76, and 84 in 2004.

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