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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tarka

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Tarka means "The Legend".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Tarka

Tarka was born on July 28th, 1968 in Westminster. He died on April 28th, 2008.


Tarka L'Herpiniere is an explorer, motivational speaker, film maker, and list of polar explorers. Tarka was born on September 19th, 1981 in Yeovil, Devon, United Kingdom.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tarka

Joseph Sarwuan Tarka was a Federal Commissioner of Transport, Federal Commissioner of Communications, and Senator for Benue North East. Joseph was born on July 10th, 1932 in Benué (state). He left this life on March 30th, 1980.


David Tarka is a soccer player for the FFA Centre of Excellence, Perth Glory FC, Nottingham Forest F.C., Cockburn City SC, Australia national under-20 soccer team, Australia national under-23 soccer team, and Australia national soccer team. David was born on February 11th, 1983 in Perth, Australia.


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International Interest for Tarka

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Tarka as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tarka U.S.
  White 95.83% 64.26%
  African American 2.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tarka

People with the last name Tarka are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tarka

  • How Popular is the name Tarka? As a last name Tarka was the 73,464th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Tarka? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Tarka was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Tarka: Your name in reverse order is Akrat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atark. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tarka? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 264 people with the last name Tarka.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tarka? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tarka as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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