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Palka Family History

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

18,569 Historical Documents with Palka on Ancestry.com
10,583 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,156 Military Records
1,504 Immigration Records
3,117 Census and Voter Lists
2,209 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Palka Families

  • Number of Palka families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Palka families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Palka last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Palka census records

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Palka Family Origin

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Palka Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Palka

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Palka Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Palka census records

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Military Service by Palka

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