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Sarka Family History

Sarka Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Hungarian Szarka ‘magpie’ a nickname for a thief. Czech (Šárka): topographic name for someone living by a bend in a river from a derivative of the Old Czech adjective šárový ‘curved’. Czech (Šarka): descriptive nickname from šarý ‘gray’.

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


Similar surnames: Szarka, Kara, Carda, Jarka, Varga, Sari, Barta, Sawka, Sarna, Kalka

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Where is the Sarka family from?

You can see how Sarka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sarka family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sarka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Sarka family living in Dorset. This was 100% of all the recorded Sarka's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Sarka families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sarka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sarka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sarka. 22% of Sarka men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Sarka women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sarka were Machinist and Farmer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    34%
  • Machine Operator
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sarka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sarka 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 351 immigration records available for the last name Sarka. 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 368 military records available for the last name Sarka. For the veterans among your Sarka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sarka lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sarka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sarka in 1956 was 53, and 92 in 2004.

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