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Salak Name Meaning

Hungarian, Polish, Czech (Salák), and Slovak: from the personal name Salak (Czech Salák), a pet form of the Biblical name Salomon or Salamon (see Solomon). Czech: nickname or occupational name from salák, a Turkish soldier.

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

Similar surnames: Sala, Malak, Salek, Salk, Dolak, Malik, Raak, Salah, Kolak, Salaam

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Where is the Salak family from?

You can see how Salak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Salak families living in Nebraska. This was about 31% of all the recorded Salak's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Salak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salak. 37% of Salak men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Salak women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salak were Labor and Seamstress. .

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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
  • New Worker
  • Miner
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salak 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 733 immigration records available for the last name Salak. 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 347 military records available for the last name Salak. For the veterans among your Salak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salak lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Salak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Salak in 1954 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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