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Jarka Surname Meaning

Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of a Slavic personal name based on the element jar with the adjectival meaning ‘lush rank’ also ‘strong’ e.g. Jaroslav.

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


Similar surnames: Jacka, Janka, Kaska, Sarka, Barta, Jacko, Raska, Mara, Jack, Jank

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Where is the Jarka family from?

You can see how Jarka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jarka family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Jarka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Jarka families living in Devon. This was about 43% of all the recorded Jarka's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Jarka families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jarka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jarka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Jarka. 42% of Jarka men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    42%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Auto Mechanic
    12%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jarka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jarka 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 250 immigration records available for the last name Jarka. 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 Cards

There are 491 military records available for the last name Jarka. For the veterans among your Jarka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jarka lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Jarka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Jarka in 1953 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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