History of your Surname
Get access to Lipka family records.Start a free trial

Lipka Family History

Lipka Name Meaning

Ukrainian and Polish: topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree, from lipka, diminutive of lipa ‘lime tree’ (see Lipa). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Lipe. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the female personal name Libe, derived from Yiddish libe ‘love’. Polish and Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): habitational name for someone from villages called Lipka or Lipki in Poland and Ukraine. German: from a diminutive of Lippe 4.

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


Similar surnames: Lipa, Lipe, Slivka, Lipko, Lipkin, Lipman, Lapa, Limke, Zika, Lia

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lipka family from?

You can see how Lipka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lipka family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lipka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Lipka families living in Wisconsin. This was about 27% of all the recorded Lipka's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Lipka families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lipka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lipka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lipka. 30% of Lipka men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Lipka women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lipka were Miner and Housewife.

View Census data for Lipka | Data not to scale

*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
    30%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Janitress
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lipka family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lipka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lipka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Lipka

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lipka. 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.

View all Lipka immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lipka. For the veterans among your Lipka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lipka military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lipka family history.

Discover More

What is the average Lipka lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lipka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lipka in 1957 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lipka

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lipka family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial