Kafka Family History

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Kafka Name Meaning

Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia): nickname from kavka ‘jackdaw’, applied as a nickname, ornamental name, or habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a jackdaw. Jewish (from Bohemia): from a pet form of the personal name Jakov (see Jacob).

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

Similar surnames: Kaska, Kava, Kaske, Kara, Kraska, Kasza, Kalka, Radka, Skalka, Kolka

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Kafka Family Origin

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Kafka Family Occupations

What did your Kafka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kafka occupation in the USA was Farming. 9% of Kafka's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Kafka family was Cabinet Maker. Farming, Architect and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kafka.

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  • Farming

  • Architect

  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kafka ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kafka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kafka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kafka 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kafka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kafka. For the veterans among your Kafka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kafka Life Expectancy

What is the average Kafka lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kafka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kafka in 1951 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kafka 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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