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Salek Name Meaning

Czech (Šálek): from a pet form of the personal name Šalamoun (see Solomon). Muslim: variant of Salik.

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


Similar surnames: Malek, Salak, Balek, Halek, Samek, Palek, Valek, Salk, Walek, Sulek

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Where is the Salek family from?

You can see how Salek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Salek families living in Illinois. This was about 63% of all the recorded Salek's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Salek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salek. 30% of Salek men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Salek women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salek were Mill Hand and Waitress.

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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
    30%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Mill Hand
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Beauty Operator
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salek 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 765 immigration records available for the last name Salek. 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 434 military records available for the last name Salek. For the veterans among your Salek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salek lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Salek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Salek in 1954 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

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