Zilka Family History

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Zilka Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Žilka): from Czech žilka, diminutive of žíle ‘vein’, nickname for someone with noticeable veins, or from the same word in the sense ‘sinew’, ‘tendon’, applied as a nickname for a resilient or quick-witted individual.

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

Similar surnames: Siska, Zylka, Ziska, Bilka, Zika, Kulka, Belka, Riska, Liska, Wilk

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Zilka Family Origin

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Zilka Family Occupations

What did your Zilka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zilka. 37% of Zilka men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Zilka women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zilka were Salesman and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer

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

Zilka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zilka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zilka 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 450 immigration records available for the last name Zilka. 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 423 military records available for the last name Zilka. For the veterans among your Zilka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zilka Life Expectancy

What is the average Zilka lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Zilka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Zilka in 1955 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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