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Lesniak Family History

Lesniak Name Meaning

Polish (Leśniak): occupational name for a woodman or forester a derivative of dialect les ‘forest’. Americanized form of Slovenian Lesnjak: topographic name for a forest dweller derived from dialect les ‘forest’. Americanized form of Slovenian Lešnjak: nickname from an archaic spelling of lešnik ‘hazelnut’ or a cognate of 2 above.

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


Similar surnames: Lesnik, Lesiak, Lesnick, Lesak, Resnik, Lipnick, Lesar, Bernick, Leik

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Where is the Lesniak family from?

You can see how Lesniak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesniak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Lesniak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 29 Lesniak families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Lesniak's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Lesniak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesniak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesniak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lesniak. 28% of Lesniak men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lesniak women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesniak were Machinist and Packer. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Packer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lesniak. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lesniak. For the veterans among your Lesniak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesniak lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Lesniak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lesniak in 1949 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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