Pelka Name Meaning

Polish (Pelka): from a reduced pet form of the Old Polish personal name Swietopelk or a similar name. Jewish (from Poland): habitational name for someone from Pelki in Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Pella, Belka, Polka, Peska, Pelky, Melka, Palla, Oelke, Penna, Jeska

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Pelka Family Origin

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Pelka Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pelka family was Making Baskets. Laborer, Farmer and Hostler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelka. The most common Pelka occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Pelka's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Hostler

    9%
  • Making Baskets

    9%

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Pelka Historical Records

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Pelka Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Pelka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Pelka in 1950 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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