Trnka Family History

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Trnka Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living by a blackthorn (sloe) bush, Czech trnka. 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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Trnka Family Origin

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Trnka Family Occupations

What did your Trnka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Trnka family was Segar Maker. Backer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trnka. The most common Trnka occupation in the USA was Backer. 20% of Trnka's were Backers.

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  • Backer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Segar Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Trnka ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Trnka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Trnka Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trnka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trnka ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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