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Bilski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from a place called Bilsko or possibly a variant of Bielski .

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


Similar surnames: Bielski, Bilinski, Borski, Burski, Bruski, Sielski, Dulski, Wolski

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Where is the Bilski family from?

You can see how Bilski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilski family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bilski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Bilski families living in Illinois. This was about 88% of all the recorded Bilski's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bilski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bilski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bilski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bilski. 36% of Bilski men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Bilski women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilski were Farming and Presser. .

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Miner
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    32%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Servant
    19%
  • Presser
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bilski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilski 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Bilski. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bilski. For the veterans among your Bilski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilski lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bilski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bilski in 1949 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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