Palka Family History

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Palka Name Meaning

Polish (Palka): from palka ‘truncheon’, ‘club’, used as a nickname applied either to a thin or stiff person, or to one who used a truncheon as a weapon.

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

Similar surnames: Pala, Palys, Galka, Kalka, Para, Opalka, Tarka, Hulka, Pelka, Falla

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Palka Family Origin

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Palka Family Occupations

What did your Palka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Palka. The most common Palka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Palka's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Palka ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Palka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Palka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palka 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Palka. 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 Palka. For the veterans among your Palka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palka Life Expectancy

What is the average Palka lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Palka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Palka in 1944 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palka 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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