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Gorak Family History

Gorak Name Meaning

Polish (Górak): patronymic from Góra (see Gora).

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


Similar surnames: Gora, Goral, Gorski, Borak, Dolak, Kobak, Gural, Grab, Bosak, Woyak

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Where is the Gorak family from?

You can see how Gorak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorak family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gorak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Gorak families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 14% of all the recorded Gorak's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Gorak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gorak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gorak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gorak. 37% of Gorak men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Gorak women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorak were Welder and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Machine Hand
    10%
  • Welder
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Assembler
    38%
  • Waitress
    38%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
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What Gorak family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 878 census records available for the last name Gorak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorak 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Gorak. 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 168 military records available for the last name Gorak. For the veterans among your Gorak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorak lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gorak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gorak in 1964 was 88, and 85 in 2004.

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