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Ballek Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Probably Slovenian, perhaps from a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar.

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


Similar surnames: Balek, Balles, Balle, Baltes, Balser, Galley, Baller, Alley, Ballas

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Where is the Ballek family from?

You can see how Ballek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballek family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Ballek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Ballek families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 17% of all the recorded Ballek's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ballek families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ballek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ballek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Ballek. 48% of Ballek men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    48%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Janitor
    11%
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What Ballek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 676 census records available for the last name Ballek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballek 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 171 immigration records available for the last name Ballek. 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 376 military records available for the last name Ballek. For the veterans among your Ballek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ballek lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ballek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ballek in 1956 was 53, and 90 in 2004.

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