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Belka Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a tall, upright man, from belka ‘beam’, ‘timber’. Czech (Belka) and Slovak (also Bielka): from a pet form of the female personal name Bela meaning ‘white’, or, in some cases, possibly a nickname from belka ‘squirrel’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).

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


Similar surnames: Berka, Bella, Pelka, Belkin, Belman, Berko, Belke, Melka, Belle, Berk

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Belka Family Origin

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Belka Family Occupations

What did your Belka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belka. The most common Belka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Belka's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Belka family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Cabinet Maker

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%

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Belka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Belka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belka 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 Belka. 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 Belka. For the veterans among your Belka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belka Life Expectancy

What is the average Belka lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Belka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Belka in 1954 was 79, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belka 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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