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Pekala Name Meaning

Polish (Pekala, Pekala): nickname from the Polish dialect term pekal ‘short, fat man’, or possibly a nickname from a derivative of pekac ‘to burst or explode’.

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


Similar surnames: Pala, Penkala, Kula, Pikula, Pakula, Kukla, Pella, Sekula, Pomykala

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Pekala Family Origin

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Pekala Family Occupations

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Pekala Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Pekala Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pekala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pekala in 1953 was 47, and 54 in 2004.

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