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Jelinski Name Meaning

Polish (Jeliński): habitational name for someone from a place called Jelna in Lithuania named with Polish jedla jodła ‘fir tree’.

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


Similar surnames: Helinski, Kalinski, Zelinski, Zielinski, Olinski, Kulinski, Golinski

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Where is the Jelinski family from?

You can see how Jelinski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jelinski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jelinski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Jelinski families living in Minnesota. This was about 37% of all the recorded Jelinski's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Jelinski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jelinski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jelinski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jelinski. 48% of Jelinski men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Jelinski women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jelinski were Machinist 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
    48%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Baker
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jelinski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jelinski 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 341 immigration records available for the last name Jelinski. 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 430 military records available for the last name Jelinski. For the veterans among your Jelinski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jelinski lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Jelinski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jelinski in 1959 was 54, and 89 in 2004.

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