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Balik Family History

Balik Name Meaning

Polish and Slovak (Balík): from a pet form of Bal, a short form of the personal name Baltazar or of Hungarian Balázs (see Balazs). Hungarian: perhaps from Turkish balyq ‘fish’.

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


Similar surnames: Balek, Balis, Galik, Bali, Balk, Malik, Halik, Balin, Babik, Banik

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Where is the Balik family from?

You can see how Balik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balik family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Balik families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Balik families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Balik's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Balik families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balik. 30% of Balik men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Balik women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balik were Coal Loader and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Coal Loader
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balik 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 590 immigration records available for the last name Balik. 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 303 military records available for the last name Balik. For the veterans among your Balik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balik lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Balik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Balik in 1962 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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