Polka Family History

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Polka Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): variant of Polk 2 and 3. Czech, Slovak, and Polish: variant (feminine form) of Polak. Perhaps also a derivative of polka, name of a lively dance that originated as a Polish folk dance. Polish: from a derivative of the female personal name Apolonia.

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

Similar surnames: Polk, Pelka, Pola, Belka, Opolka, Kolka, Polt, Polak, Posa, Kulka

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Polka Family Origin

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Polka Family Occupations

What did your Polka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polka. 18% of Polka men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Polka women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polka were Clerk and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
  • Housekeeper
  • Inspector
  • Maid

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

Polka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Polka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polka 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 585 immigration records available for the last name Polka. 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 Polka. For the veterans among your Polka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Polka Life Expectancy

What is the average Polka lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Polka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Polka in 1949 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polka 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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