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Molek Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from a diminutive of mol ‘moth’ figuratively also ‘bookworm’. Slovenian: from molek ‘rosary’ a derivative of moliti ‘to pray’ probably applied as a nickname for a very religious man (compare Mole ).

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


Similar surnames: Mole, Rolek, Volek, Malek, Milek, Bobek, Malik, Smolek, Kosek, Kolek

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Where is the Molek family from?

You can see how Molek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Molek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Molek families living in Iowa. This was about 80% of all the recorded Molek's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Molek families in 1880.
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What did your Molek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Molek. 34% of Molek men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Molek women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molek were New Worker and 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%
  • Truck Driver
    23%
  • Machine Operator
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 701 census records available for the last name Molek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molek 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 349 immigration records available for the last name Molek. 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 222 military records available for the last name Molek. For the veterans among your Molek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molek lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Molek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Molek in 1962 was 80, and 72 in 2004.

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