Penka Family History

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Penka Name Meaning

Czech: probably a habitational name from places called Penk in Austria and Bavaria. unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Penk, Penna, Tena, Peska, Pelka, Pera, Perna, Penso, Belka, Panza

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Penka Family Origin

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Penka Family Occupations

What did your Penka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cleaner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Penka. 28% of Penka men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Penka women worked as a Cleaner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Penka were Baker and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Farm Hand
    7%
  • Baker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cleaner
    34%
  • House Maid
    34%
  • Operator
    34%

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

Penka Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 158 immigration records available for the last name Penka. 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 329 military records available for the last name Penka. For the veterans among your Penka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penka Life Expectancy

What is the average Penka lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Penka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Penka in 1955 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penka 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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