Wirkkala Family History

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Wirkkala Name Meaning

Finnish (Virkkala): habitational name from a farm named with the personal name Virkki, Finnish form of Latin Virgilius (see Virgil) + the local suffix -la. This name is found chiefly in Ostrobothnia.

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


Similar surnames: Erkkila, Wiitala, Mikkola, Pakkala, Rajala, Heikkila, Honkala

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Wirkkala Family Origin

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Wirkkala Family Occupations

What did your Wirkkala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wirkkala. 25% of Wirkkala men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Wirkkala women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wirkkala were Farming and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Logger
    9%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • 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.

Wirkkala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 661 census records available for the last name Wirkkala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wirkkala 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 310 immigration records available for the last name Wirkkala. 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 165 military records available for the last name Wirkkala. For the veterans among your Wirkkala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wirkkala Life Expectancy

What is the average Wirkkala lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Wirkkala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wirkkala in 1946 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

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