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Ziska Name Meaning

Czech (Žiška): variant of Šiška ‘pinecone’ (see Siska ). Czech (Žiška): nickname for someone with a habit of blinking from žiškat ‘to blink’. Americanized form of Czech Žižka: from the old personal name Žiga from Zigmund (from German Siegmund ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Siska, Liska, Riska, Zilka, Miska, Nitka, Zika, Kaska, Lisk, Huska

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Where is the Ziska family from?

You can see how Ziska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ziska family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ziska families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 32 Ziska families living in Missouri. This was about 34% of all the recorded Ziska's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Ziska families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ziska surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ziska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ziska. 19% of Ziska men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Ziska women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ziska were Farm Operator and Shoe Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Shoe Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ziska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ziska 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 742 immigration records available for the last name Ziska. 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 915 military records available for the last name Ziska. For the veterans among your Ziska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ziska lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ziska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ziska in 1944 was 30, and 81 in 2004.

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