Pestka Family History

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Pestka Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a small, hard person, from Polish pestka ‘stone of a fruit’.

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

Similar surnames: Pecka, Pyszka, Kostka, Platko, Pelka, Poster, Betka, Pientka, Testa

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Pestka Family Origin

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Pestka Family Occupations

What did your Pestka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pestka. 45% of Pestka men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Pestka women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pestka were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer

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

Pestka Historical Records

What Pestka family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pestka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pestka 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 330 immigration records available for the last name Pestka. 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 256 military records available for the last name Pestka. For the veterans among your Pestka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pestka Life Expectancy

What is the average Pestka lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Pestka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pestka in 1961 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pestka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pestka 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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