Gajda Family History

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Gajda Name Meaning

Polish, Slovak, and Hungarian: from Slavic gajda ‘bagpipe’, in particular the kind of folk instrument found in the Carpathians. The word is ultimately of Turkish origin. The surname probably arose as a metonymic occupational name for a piper, but perhaps in some cases as a nickname, as the Polish word also has the figurative meanings ‘fat legs’ or ‘awkward person’.

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

Similar surnames: Gazda, Vajda, Gaida, Lada, Gadd, Gayda, Wajda, Galka, Sajdak, Gaska

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Gajda Family Origin

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Gajda Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gajda. 13% of Gajda men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Gajda women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gajda were Weaver and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Labor
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assembler
  • Maid
  • Cleaner
  • Cook

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gajda Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 627 military records available for the last name Gajda. For the veterans among your Gajda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gajda Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gajda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gajda in 1940 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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