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Podolsky Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian; Slovak and Czech (Podolský): habitational name for someone from Podolia in Ukraine (a region which had a large Jewish population from the Middle Ages up to the Second World War; it is named Podolye in Yiddish) or a habitational name for someone from any of numerous other places called Podole. Compare Podolski .

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


Similar surnames: Podolski, Polsky, Sokolsky, Polansky, Osofsky, Sadowsky, Sokolski

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Where is the Podolsky family from?

You can see how Podolsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Podolsky family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Podolsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Podolsky families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Podolsky's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Podolsky families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Podolsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Podolsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Podolsky. 18% of Podolsky men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Podolsky women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Podolsky were Proprietor and Secretary. .

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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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Tailor
    11%
  • Painter
    11%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Secretary
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Podolsky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Podolsky 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Podolsky. 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 964 military records available for the last name Podolsky. For the veterans among your Podolsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Podolsky lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Podolsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Podolsky in 1944 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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