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Lesky Name Meaning

Czech (Leský): from an adjectival form of Czech les ‘forest’, a topographic name for someone living in a forest, an occupational name for a woodman, or a habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Bohemia named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Lesko, Leske, Lasky, Espy, Lusky, Laske, Olesky, Lieske, Lusby, Lisby

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Where is the Lesky family from?

You can see how Lesky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesky family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lesky families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Lesky families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Lesky's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Lesky families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lesky. 34% of Lesky men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    34%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Secretary
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lesky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesky 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Lesky. 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 523 military records available for the last name Lesky. For the veterans among your Lesky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesky lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lesky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lesky in 1950 was 51, and 90 in 2004.

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