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Lesnik Name Meaning

Polish (Leśnik) and Slovak (Lesník): occupational name for a forester Polish leśnik Slovak lesník derived from Polish dialect and Slovak les ‘wood forest’. The homonymous Sorbian cognate Lěsnik is apparently found in Germanized forms only (see Lessing ). Slovenian: topographic name for a forest dweller derived from dialect les ‘forest’. Slovenian (Lešnik): nickname or topographic name from lešnik ‘hazelnut’ or lešje ‘hazel trees’ or a habitational name for someone from a place called Lešje named with this word. It is probably also a topographic name for a forest dweller (see above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lesniak, Lesiak, Melnik, Lesnick, Resnik, Zeleznik, Leslie, Olejnik

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Where is the Lesnik family from?

You can see how Lesnik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesnik family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Lesnik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Lesnik families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Lesnik's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Lesnik families in 1880.
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What did your Lesnik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lesnik. 33% of Lesnik men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Lesnik women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesnik were Machinist and Waitress. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Housekeeper
  • Hired Girl
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 982 census records available for the last name Lesnik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesnik 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 567 immigration records available for the last name Lesnik. 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 178 military records available for the last name Lesnik. For the veterans among your Lesnik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesnik lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Lesnik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Lesnik in 1952 was 50, and 63 in 2003.

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