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Ripka Name Meaning

Slovak and Czech: from a variant of rybka a diminutive of ryba Slovak archaic riba ‘fish’ (see Ryba ). German: partly Germanized form of Polish Czech and Slovak Rybka a diminutive of ryba ‘fish’ (compare above). Ukrainian: nickname from a diminutive of ripa ‘turnip’. Compare Repka

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

Similar surnames: Ripke, Repka, Repa, Riska, Liska, Siska, Ziska, Zilka, Mika, Zika

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Where is the Ripka family from?

You can see how Ripka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ripka family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ripka families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Ripka families living in Alberta. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ripka's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Ripka families in 1911.
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What did your Ripka ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ripka. 50% of Ripka men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ripka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripka 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Ripka. 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 851 military records available for the last name Ripka. For the veterans among your Ripka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ripka lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ripka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ripka in 1958 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

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