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Polivka Name Meaning

Czech (Polívka): probably from polevka ‘soup’, ‘broth’, ‘stock’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a cook.

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


Similar surnames: Polifka, Oliva, Polka, Slivka, Policky, Sliva, Topinka, Pollara

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Polivka Family Origin

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Polivka Family Occupations

What did your Polivka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Polivka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Polivka's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Polivka family was Tailor. Farmer and Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Polivka.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Butcher

    25%
  • Tailor

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Polivka ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Polivka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Polivka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polivka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Polivka. 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 Card

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

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Polivka Life Expectancy

What is the average Polivka lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Polivka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Polivka in 1946 was 50, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polivka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Polivka ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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