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Kurnik Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for dealer in poultry from Polish Belorussian and Ukrainian kura ‘hen’ + the Slavic occupational suffix -nik. Slovenian: from a derivative of kuriti ‘to make a fire’ applied as a nickname or a topographic name for someone who lived on a land that had been cleared by fire.

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


Similar surnames: Gornik, Kotnik, Kuznik, Koutnik, Kirk, Karnik, Krupnik, Kunik, Rudnik

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Where is the Kurnik family from?

You can see how Kurnik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurnik family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Kurnik families living in Connecticut. This was about 12% of all the recorded Kurnik's in USA. Connecticut and 2 other states had the highest population of Kurnik families in 1920.
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What did your Kurnik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Kurnik. 100% of Kurnik men worked as a Laborer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 415 census records available for the last name Kurnik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurnik census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 568 immigration records available for the last name Kurnik. 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 Cards

There are 191 military records available for the last name Kurnik. For the veterans among your Kurnik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurnik lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kurnik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Kurnik in 1963 was 68, and 87 in 2004.

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