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Opolka Name Meaning

Polish: variant of Opiolka, nickname from Old Polish opiolka ‘weed torn up by the roots’, thus an occupational name for a plowman.

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


Similar surnames: Opalka, Polka, Kapolka, Kalka, Pelka, Smolka, Homolka, Spilka, Okula

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Where is the Opolka family from?

You can see how Opolka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Opolka family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Opolka families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Opolka's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Opolka families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Opolka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Opolka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Opolka. 38% of Opolka men worked as a 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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Mechanic
    19%
  • Labor
    19%
  • Bakers Helper
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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What Opolka family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 423 census records available for the last name Opolka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Opolka 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 88 immigration records available for the last name Opolka. 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 215 military records available for the last name Opolka. For the veterans among your Opolka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Opolka lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Opolka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Opolka in 1950 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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