The Polka surname is of Slavic origin, derived from a personal name
made up the elements "bole" which meant "large" and "slav" which meant "glory." In other cases, Polka was a German name used for someone from Poland.
Early Origins of the Polka family
The surname Polka was first found in West Prussia
, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Polka family
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Polka Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Polka family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Polka family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Polk, who came to Delaware in 1813; N. Polk, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850; Robert Polk, who settled in Maryland between the years 1672 and 1680.