Palka Name Meaning

Polish (Palka): from palka ‘truncheon’, ‘club’, used as a nickname applied either to a thin or stiff person, or to one who used a truncheon as a weapon.

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


Similar surnames: Pala, Palys, Galka, Kalka, Para, Opalka, Tarka, Hulka, Pelka, Falla

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Palka Family Origin

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Palka Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Housekeeper

    50%

In 1880, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Palka. The most common Palka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Palka's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Palka | Data not to scale

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Palka Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Palka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Palka in 1944 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palka

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