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Belsky Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Belorussian and Ukrainian: habitational name for someone from a place called Bel'sk in Ukraine and in Belarus or from any of the places in northern and eastern Poland called Bielsk. It is based on the Russian (belyy) or Belorussian (bely) form of the Slavic adjective meaning ‘white’. Compare Belski Bielski and Bilsky . Altered form of Polish Belski .

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


Similar surnames: Bielski, Wolsky, Belinsky, Barsky, Minsky, Bilsky, Polsky, Belke

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Where is the Belsky family from?

You can see how Belsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belsky family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Belsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Belsky families living in New York. This was about 59% of all the recorded Belsky's in USA. New York had the highest population of Belsky families in 1880.
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What did your Belsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belsky. 13% of Belsky men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Belsky women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belsky were Farmer and Typist. .

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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
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Typist
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Belsky. 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 877 military records available for the last name Belsky. For the veterans among your Belsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belsky lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Belsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Belsky in 1958 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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