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

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Gurka Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Saddler

    25%

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In 1880, the most common Gurka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gurka's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gurka family was Saddler. Farmer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gurka.

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Gurka Historical Records

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Gurka Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurka

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