Ripka Family History

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Ripka Name Meaning

Partly Germanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Rybka ‘fish’ (see Ryba).

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

Similar surnames: Ripke, Repka, Repa, Riska, Liska, Siska, Ziska, Zilka, Mika, Zika

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Ripka Family Origin

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Ripka Family Occupations

What did your Ripka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ripka. 29% of Ripka men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Ripka women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ripka were Salesman and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper

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

Ripka Historical Records

What Ripka family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ripka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ripka 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Ripka. 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 851 military records available for the last name Ripka. For the veterans among your Ripka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ripka Life Expectancy

What is the average Ripka lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ripka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ripka in 1958 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ripka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ripka 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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