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Polack Family History

Polack Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): altered spelling of Polak.

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


Similar surnames: Pollack, Polachek, Polak, Polacek, Golick, Pollak, Polasky, Pack

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Where is the Polack family from?

You can see how Polack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Polack families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Polack families living in Wisconsin. This was about 18% of all the recorded Polack's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Polack families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polack surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Polack. 21% of Polack men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Polack women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polack were Painter and Proprietor. .

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Proprietor
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Polack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polack 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Polack. 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 Polack. For the veterans among your Polack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polack lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Polack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Polack in 1964 was 96, and 81 in 2004.

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