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Filak Family History

Filak Name Meaning

Polish: from a derivative of Fila.

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


Similar surnames: Filan, Filas, Bilak, Flak, Fila, Filar, Pelak, Fedak, Bilas, Dolak

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Where is the Filak family from?

You can see how Filak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Filak family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Filak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Filak families living in New Jersey. This was about 29% of all the recorded Filak's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Filak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Filak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Filak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Filak. 27% of Filak men worked as a Laborer and 56% of Filak women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Filak were Porter and Scrub Woman.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Porter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    56%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Scrub Woman
    23%
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Census Records

There are 758 census records available for the last name Filak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filak 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Filak. 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 273 military records available for the last name Filak. For the veterans among your Filak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Filak lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Filak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Filak in 1956 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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