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Smolinski Name Meaning

Polish (Smolinski) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from a place named with eastern Slavic smola, Polish smola ‘pitch’.

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

Similar surnames: Smolenski, Solinski, Dolinski, Smolinsky, Wolinski, Malinski, Olinski

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Where is the Smolinski family from?

You can see how Smolinski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smolinski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Smolinski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Smolinski families living in Michigan. This was about 25% of all the recorded Smolinski's in the USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Smolinski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smolinski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smolinski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smolinski. 28% of Smolinski men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Smolinski women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smolinski were Machinist and 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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • New Worker
  • Housework
  • Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Smolinski. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Smolinski. For the veterans among your Smolinski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smolinski lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Smolinski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Smolinski in 1943 was 26, and 82 in 2004.

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