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Smolenski Name Meaning

Polish (Smolenski): habitational name for someone from a place called Smolen, in Ciechanów and Katowice voivodeships. Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name from the city of Smolensk in western Russia. Jewish (eastern Ashkeanzic): variant of Smolinski.

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

Similar surnames: Smolinski, Malinski, Smolensky, Poleski, Sosinski, Smolen, Polanski

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Where is the Smolenski family from?

You can see how Smolenski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smolenski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Smolenski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Smolenski family living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Smolenski's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Smolenski families in 1880.
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What did your Smolenski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smolenski. 26% of Smolenski men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Smolenski women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smolenski were Shipping Clerk and Machine Operator.

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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
  • Miner
  • Salesman
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Waitress
  • Typist
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 755 immigration records available for the last name Smolenski. 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 840 military records available for the last name Smolenski. For the veterans among your Smolenski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smolenski lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Smolenski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Smolenski in 1950 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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