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Opalka Name Meaning

Polish (Opalka): nickname for a sunburnt individual (see Opal). Czech (Opálka): metonymic occupational name for a basket maker, from opálka ‘woven basket’.

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


Similar surnames: Opolka, Pala, Palla, Melka, Spilka, Palka, Kalka, Opal, Skalka, Galka

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Opalka Family Origin

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Opalka Family Occupations

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Opalka Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Opalka. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Opalka. For the veterans among your Opalka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Opalka Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Opalka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Opalka in 1960 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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