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Poliak Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Polak.

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


Similar surnames: Polyak, Pollak, Polak, Polan, Polin, Pollack, Polack, Polich, Politi

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Where is the Poliak family from?

You can see how Poliak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poliak family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Poliak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Poliak families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Poliak's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Poliak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poliak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poliak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Poliak. 50% of Poliak men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Poliak women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poliak were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    50%
  • Dentist
    22%
  • Kitchen Man
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Poliak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poliak 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Poliak. 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 272 military records available for the last name Poliak. For the veterans among your Poliak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poliak lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2002, in the United States, Poliak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Poliak in 1965 was 38, and 89 in 2002.

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