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Galka Name Meaning

Polish (Galka): nickname from Polish galka ‘knob’, ‘lump’, probably denoting someone who was disfigured by a prominent carbuncle. This name is also established in German-speaking lands.

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


Similar surnames: Kalka, Gaska, Galla, Gajda, Gall, Gala, Galkin, Gal, Palka, Galuska

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Where is the Galka family from?

You can see how Galka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galka family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Galka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Galka families living in New Jersey. This was about 17% of all the recorded Galka's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Galka families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galka. 25% of Galka men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Galka women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galka were Salesman and Cleaning.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Mechanic
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    22%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Cleaning
    11%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Galka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galka 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 914 immigration records available for the last name Galka. 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 522 military records available for the last name Galka. For the veterans among your Galka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galka lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Galka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Galka in 1961 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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