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Polyak Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Hungarian (Polyák): variant of Polak ‘Pole’.

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


Similar surnames: Poliak, Pollak, Polak, Polyakov, Polan, Pollack, Polack, Novak, Polka

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Where is the Polyak family from?

You can see how Polyak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Polyak family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Polyak families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Polyak's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Polyak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Polyak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Polyak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sewer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Polyak. 60% of Polyak men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Polyak women worked as a Sewer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Polyak were Miner and Housewife.

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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
    60%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sewer
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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What Polyak family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Polyak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Polyak 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 Polyak. 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 469 military records available for the last name Polyak. For the veterans among your Polyak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Polyak lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Polyak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Polyak in 1955 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

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