Lipka Family History

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Lipka Name Meaning

Ukrainian and Polish: topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree, from lipka, diminutive of lipa ‘lime tree’ (see Lipa). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Lipe. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the female personal name Libe, derived from Yiddish libe ‘love’. Polish and Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): habitational name for someone from villages called Lipka or Lipki in Poland and Ukraine. German: from a diminutive of Lippe 4.

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

Similar surnames: Lipa, Lipe, Slivka, Lipko, Lipkin, Lipman, Lapa, Limke, Zika, Lia

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Lipka Family Origin

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Lipka Family Occupations

What did your Lipka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lipka. 30% of Lipka men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Lipka women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lipka were Miner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Mechanic
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Janitress
  • Housewife

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

Lipka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lipka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lipka 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lipka. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lipka. For the veterans among your Lipka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lipka Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lipka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lipka in 1957 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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