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Trnka Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak: topographic name for someone living by a blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa) Czech and Slovak trnka or a nickname for someone with eyes as dark as sloes from the same word in a transferred sense.

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


Similar surnames: Trinka, Trcka, Straka, Trela, Trakas, Trunk, Tryba, Hink, Troia

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Where is the Trnka family from?

You can see how Trnka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trnka family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Trnka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Trnka families living in Ohio. This was about 41% of all the recorded Trnka's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Trnka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trnka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trnka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trnka. 50% of Trnka men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Trnka women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trnka were Carpenter and Farm Housekeeper. .

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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
    50%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Farm House Keeper
    19%
  • Farm Housekeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Trnka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trnka 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 562 immigration records available for the last name Trnka. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Trnka. For the veterans among your Trnka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trnka lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Trnka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Trnka in 1956 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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