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Find more Polak relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 165 less people named Polak in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 1,526 people named Polak in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Polak in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,361 people named Polak were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 93
  • 1,322 rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Polak families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Czechoslovakia
  • 866 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Poland
  • Most mothers originated from Czechoslovakia