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Belka Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a tall, upright man, from belka ‘beam’, ‘timber’. Czech (Belka) and Slovak (also Bielka): from a pet form of the female personal name Bela meaning ‘white’, or, in some cases, possibly a nickname from belka ‘squirrel’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).

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


Similar surnames: Berka, Bella, Pelka, Belkin, Belman, Berko, Belke, Melka, Belle, Berk

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Where is the Belka family from?

You can see how Belka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belka family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Belka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Belka families living in Wisconsin. This was about 29% of all the recorded Belka's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Belka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Belka. 35% of Belka men worked as a Farmer and 47% of Belka women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belka were Bartender and Laborer.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Bartender
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    47%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Belka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belka 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Belka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 407 military records available for the last name Belka. For the veterans among your Belka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belka lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Belka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Belka in 1954 was 79, and 84 in 2004.

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