Gurka Family History

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Gurka Name Meaning

Ukrainian: from a pet form of Gury, a variant of Hury (see George). Polish: variant of Gorka.

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

Similar surnames: Gura, Gurkin, Gucwa, Gaska, Dura, Rutka, Yurk, Yurko, Gural, Luka

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Gurka Family Origin

Where is the Gurka family from?

Gurka Family Occupations

What did your Gurka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gurka. 43% of Gurka men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Gurka women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gurka were Farm Laborer and Assembler

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Weaver
  • Laborer
  • Winder
  • Assembler

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

Gurka Historical Records

What Gurka family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gurka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Gurka

Passenger List

There are 595 immigration records available for the last name Gurka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 450 military records available for the last name Gurka. For the veterans among your Gurka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurka Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurka lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gurka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gurka in 1959 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurka 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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