History of your Surname
Get access to Lansky family records.Start a free trial

Lansky Family History

Lansky Name Meaning

Czech (Lánský) and Slovak (Lánsky): topographic name from a derivative of Old Czech and Slovak lán ‘large field’ (see Lanik ). It may also be a habitational name from any of several places called Lány named with this element. Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name for someone from the village of Lan or Lanskaya now in Belarus.

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

Similar surnames: Plansky, Lesky, Linsky, Lasky, Laska, Dansky, Slansky, Laski, Ulanski

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lansky family from?

You can see how Lansky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lansky family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Lansky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Lansky family living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lansky's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Lansky families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lansky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lansky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lansky. 20% of Lansky men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Lansky women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lansky were Laborer and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Lansky | Data not to scale

*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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Tailor
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lansky family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lansky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lansky census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Lansky

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lansky. 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.

View all Lansky immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 394 military records available for the last name Lansky. For the veterans among your Lansky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lansky military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lansky family history

Discover More

What is the average Lansky lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lansky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lansky in 1962 was 68, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lansky

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lansky family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial