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Lipka Name Meaning

Polish Sorbian and Ukrainian: topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree from a diminutive of lipa ‘lime tree’ (see Lipa ). Polish and Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): habitational name from villages called Lipka or Lipki in Poland and Ukraine. Sorbian: from a pet form of the personal name Filip (see Philip ). German: of Sorbian and Polish origin (see above). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Lipe . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the female personal name Libe derived from Yiddish libe ‘love’.

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


Similar surnames: Lipa, Lipe, Slivka, Lipko, Lipkin, Lipman, Lapa, Limke, Zika, Lia

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Where is the Lipka family from?

You can see how Lipka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lipka family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lipka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Lipka families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lipka's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Lipka families in 1911.
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What did your Lipka ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Lipka. 82% of Lipka men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    82%
  • Labourer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lipka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lipka 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lipka. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lipka. For the veterans among your Lipka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lipka lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lipka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lipka in 1957 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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