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Kraska Family History

Kraska Surname Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish kraska ‘European roller’ (a species of bird of the crow family noted for its fine feathers also for its loud and persistent cry) hence (in Polish) a nickname for a garrulous person. As a Jewish name it is mainly artificial. This surname is also found in Germany. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a dyer from Belorussian kraska ‘dye’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): artificial name from Belorussian and Ukrainian kraska denoting a kind of flower.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Laska, Krupka, Kafka, Krack, Kasza, Kaske, Kalka, Raspa, Kluska

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Where is the Kraska family from?

You can see how Kraska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kraska family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kraska families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Kraska families living in Minnesota. This was about 63% of all the recorded Kraska's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Kraska families in 1880.
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What did your Kraska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kraska. 32% of Kraska men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Kraska women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kraska were Shipping Clerk and Checker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Moulder
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Checker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kraska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kraska 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 850 immigration records available for the last name Kraska. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 780 military records available for the last name Kraska. For the veterans among your Kraska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kraska lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kraska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Kraska in 1957 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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