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Hodak Family History

Hodak Name Meaning

Croatian and Serbian: from a pet form of a (South) Slavic compound personal name such as Hodislav based on the element hod ‘to walk’ (from Old Slavic and South Slavic hoditi). Slovak and Czech (Hodák): from a pet form of an old compound personal name such as Hodislav based on the element hod ‘to do good to please’ (from Old Slavic goditi). Polish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps from a variant of chodak ‘clog wooden shoe’ a metonymic occupational name for a clog maker.

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


Similar surnames: Hock, Dolak, Polak, Bosak, Kolak, Hodapp, Honan, Hoak, Rodak, Rodas

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Where is the Hodak family from?

You can see how Hodak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodak family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Hodak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 25 Hodak families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hodak's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hodak families in 1920.
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What did your Hodak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hodak. 43% of Hodak men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Hodak women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodak were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    43%
  • Miner
    12%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    30%
  • Housework
    30%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
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Passenger Lists

There are 623 immigration records available for the last name Hodak. 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 531 military records available for the last name Hodak. For the veterans among your Hodak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodak lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hodak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hodak in 1960 was 58, and 67 in 2004.

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