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Lisak Name Meaning

Czech (Lisák and Lišák): nickname meaning ‘he-fox’ applied to a cunning person or a red-headed person. Polish: patronymic from the nickname Lis . Slovak and Czech (Lisák): nickname for a bald-headed man (see Lysak ).

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


Similar surnames: Lis, Lisko, Liska, Lesak, Bosak, Sisak, Lison, Lisa, Lizak, Misak

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Where is the Lisak family from?

You can see how Lisak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lisak family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lisak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Lisak family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Lisak's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Lisak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lisak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lisak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lisak. 23% of Lisak men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Lisak women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lisak were Butcher and Machine Operator. .

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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
    23%
  • Machinist
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Butcher
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    17%
  • Mach Operator
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    17%
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What Lisak family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 944 census records available for the last name Lisak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lisak 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 776 immigration records available for the last name Lisak. 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 399 military records available for the last name Lisak. For the veterans among your Lisak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lisak lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lisak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lisak in 1957 was 33, and 87 in 2004.

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