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Laska Name Meaning

Polish (also Laska) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish laska, ‘grace’, ‘favor’, or from a homonym meaning ‘weasel’. As a Polish name, this is a nickname; as a Jewish name it is generally ornamental. Polish: from laska ‘stick’, ‘walking stick’, metaphorically a nickname for a tall, thin man. Czech (Moravian; Laška): from a pet form of Lád, a short form of the personal name (V)ladislav (see Laszlo). Czech and Slovak (Láska): nickname from láska ‘love’. Hungarian: from the Slavic loanword laska ‘pastry’ (probably a metathesized form of Slovak lokša or Ukrainian lóksa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook. In Hungarian laska also denotes a type of mushroom, and in some cases the surname may have arisen as a nickname from this sense.

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

Similar surnames: Gaska, Basa, Lasek, Laske, Kaska, Lacko, Laskin, Raska, Laski, Lasko

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Laska Family Origin

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Laska Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Laska occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Laska's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Lock & Gunsmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laska. A less common occupation for the Laska family was Wagon Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Lock & Gunsmith

  • Wagon Maker


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Laska Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Laska Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Laska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Laska in 1955 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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