Belka Family History

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Belka Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a tall, upright man, from belka ‘beam’, ‘timber’. Czech (Belka) and Slovak (also Bielka): from a pet form of the female personal name Bela meaning ‘white’, or, in some cases, possibly a nickname from belka ‘squirrel’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).

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

Similar surnames: Berka, Bella, Pelka, Belkin, Belman, Berko, Belke, Melka, Belle, Berk

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Belka Family Origin

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Belka Family Occupations

What did your Belka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Belka. 35% of Belka men worked as a Farmer and 47% of Belka women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belka were Bartender and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Bartender

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Packer
  • Waitress
  • Laborer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Belka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Belka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belka 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Belka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 407 military records available for the last name Belka. For the veterans among your Belka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belka Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Belka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Belka in 1954 was 79, and 84 in 2004.

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