Ripka Family History

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Ripka Name Meaning

Partly Germanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Rybka ‘fish’ (see Ryba).

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

Similar surnames: Ripke, Repka, Repa, Riska, Liska, Siska, Ziska, Zilka, Mika, Zika

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Ripka Family Origin

Where is the Ripka family from?

Ripka Family Occupations

What did your Ripka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ripka family was Agent. The most common Ripka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Ripka's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Works In Bleachery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ripka.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works In Bleachery

  • Agent


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

Ripka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ripka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripka 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Ripka. 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 851 military records available for the last name Ripka. For the veterans among your Ripka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ripka Life Expectancy

What is the average Ripka lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ripka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ripka in 1958 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ripka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ripka 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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