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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.

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Early History of the Polka family

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Early History of the Polka family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Polka research.
Another 134 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Polka History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polka Spelling Variations

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Polka Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Polk, Polke, Polka, Polkau, Polki and others.

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Early Notables of the Polka family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Polka family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Polka family to the New World and Oceana

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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.

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