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Balek Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Bálek): from a pet form of Bal, shortened form of the personal name Baltazar.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bales, Balik, Malek, Valek, Salek, Halek, Ballek, Bolek, Palek, Walek

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Where is the Balek family from?

You can see how Balek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Balek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Balek families living in Massachusetts. This was about 67% of all the recorded Balek's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Balek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balek. 20% of Balek men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Balek women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balek were Foundry Worker and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Foundry Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Cook
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balek 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 405 immigration records available for the last name Balek. 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 409 military records available for the last name Balek. For the veterans among your Balek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balek lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Balek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Balek in 1962 was 80, and 70 in 2003.

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