Polak Name Meaning

Polish, Czech (Polák), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for someone from Poland. In the case of the Ashkenazic name, the reference is to a Jew from Poland. The name of the country (Polish Polska) derives from a Slavic element pole ‘open country’, ‘cleared land’. This surname is found throughout central and eastern Europe.

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


Similar surnames: Dolak, Polk, Polan, Pelak, Kolak, Polyak, Bosak, Pola, Poliak, Pilat

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Polak Family Origin

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Polak Family Occupations

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  • Segar Maker

    11%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1880, Segar Maker, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polak. The most common Polak occupation in the USA was Segar Maker. 11% of Polak's were Segar Makers. A less common occupation for the Polak family was Laborer.

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Polak Historical Records

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Polak Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Polak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Polak in 1953 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polak

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