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Kulik Name Meaning

Polish Sorbian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic); Czech and Slovak (Kulík); Ukrainian and Rusyn (standard transliteration Kulyk ): nickname from Polish kulik ‘curlew’ (a bird from the genus Numenius) Sorbian kulik Czech and Slovak kulík ‘plover’ (a bird from the genus Charadrius) and Ukrainian kulyk a term denoting various birds including sandpiper (a bird from the genus Calidris). Sorbian: possibly also from a pet form of the personal name Kula The Sorbian surname (in both possible senses; see also 1 above) is found mainly in Germanized forms such as Kulick and Kuhlig. Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name from Kuliki now in Belarus.

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


Similar surnames: Kulis, Kulak, Kula, Kubik, Kulick, Kunik, Klim, Kolak, Kolek, Krolik

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Where is the Kulik family from?

You can see how Kulik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kulik family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kulik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 45 Kulik families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Kulik's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kulik families in 1920.
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What did your Kulik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kulik. 24% of Kulik men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Kulik women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kulik were New Worker and Machine Operator. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Weaver
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Machine Operator
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kulik. For the veterans among your Kulik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kulik lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kulik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kulik in 1951 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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