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Bielawa Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for someone with fair hair or a pale complexion from biały ‘white’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bielen, Bilas, Bielak, Bielec, Bialas, Biel, Bilak, Biela, Belka

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Where is the Bielawa family from?

You can see how Bielawa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bielawa family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Bielawa families living in Illinois. This was about 43% of all the recorded Bielawa's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bielawa families in 1920.
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What did your Bielawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Weaver and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bielawa. 29% of Bielawa men worked as a Weaver and 43% of Bielawa women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bielawa were Pressman and Proprietor. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Weaver
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Pressman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Weaver
  • Presser
  • Proprietor
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Census Records

There are 675 census records available for the last name Bielawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bielawa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 149 immigration records available for the last name Bielawa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 258 military records available for the last name Bielawa. For the veterans among your Bielawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bielawa lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bielawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bielawa in 1952 was 29, and 97 in 2004.

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