Popelka Family History

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Popelka Name Meaning

Czech: nickname for someone thought of as ‘gray’, i.e. one who was neglected or overlooked, from a pet form of the word popel ‘ashes’. Popelka is the Czech equivalent of Cinderella.

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

Similar surnames: Pavelka, Pelka, Belka, Opalka, Polka, Pope, Kopecky, Havelka, Poppler

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Popelka Family Origin

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Popelka Family Occupations

What did your Popelka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Popelka. 16% of Popelka men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Popelka women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Popelka were Knitter and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Knitter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Maid

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

Popelka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Popelka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popelka 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 471 immigration records available for the last name Popelka. 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 598 military records available for the last name Popelka. For the veterans among your Popelka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Popelka Life Expectancy

What is the average Popelka lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Popelka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Popelka in 1946 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Popelka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Popelka ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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