Polka Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): variant of Polk 2 and 3. Czech, Slovak, and Polish: variant (feminine form) of Polak. Perhaps also a derivative of polka, name of a lively dance that originated as a Polish folk dance. Polish: from a derivative of the female personal name Apolonia.

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


Similar surnames: Polk, Pelka, Pola, Belka, Opolka, Kolka, Polt, Polak, Posa, Kulka

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Polka Family Origin

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Polka Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    100%

In 1881, the most common Polka occupation in the UK was Tailor. 100% of Polka's were Tailors.

Source: Census data for Polka | Data not to scale

Polka Historical Records

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Polka Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Polka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Polka in 1949 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polka

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