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Lesiak Name Meaning

Polish: from dialect lesiak ‘forester’. Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Lesjak .

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


Similar surnames: Lesniak, Lesnik, Lesak, Les, Leik, Lisak, Lysiak, Lesar, Kusiak

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Where is the Lesiak family from?

You can see how Lesiak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesiak family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lesiak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Lesiak families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Lesiak's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Lesiak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesiak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesiak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lesiak. 44% of Lesiak men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Lesiak women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesiak were Labor and Housewife. .

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Machine Operator
    7%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    36%
  • New Worker
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lesiak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesiak 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 433 immigration records available for the last name Lesiak. 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 458 military records available for the last name Lesiak. For the veterans among your Lesiak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesiak lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Lesiak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lesiak in 1949 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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