Smolka Family History

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Smolka Name Meaning

Polish (also Smolka): metonymic occupational name for a distiller of pitch, or perhaps a nickname for someone with black hair, from a derivative of smola ‘pitch’.

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


Similar surnames: Smola, Smolik, Smolar, Smolin, Smolek, Smock, Melka, Polka, Homolka

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Smolka Family Origin

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Smolka Family Occupations

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Smolka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smolka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smolka 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 Smolka. 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 Smolka. For the veterans among your Smolka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smolka Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Smolka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Smolka in 1955 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

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