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Solak Name Meaning

Polish: metonymic occupational name for a salt producer or seller from sól ‘salt’. Compare Solarz . Polish: possibly also a patronymic from the personal name Sól literally ‘salt’. Turkish Bosniak Croatian and Serbian: nickname or occupational name from Turkish solak ‘left-handed person’ also ‘member of janissary division’ which is also a loanword in Bosnian Croatian and Serbian. As a Turkish name it may also be ornamental. The Croatian and Serbian surname are very rare.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Solar, Sol, Dolak, Sola, Sock, Salak, Bosak, Wolak, Pelak, Kolak

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Where is the Solak family from?

You can see how Solak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solak family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Solak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Solak families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Solak's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Solak families in 1880.
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What did your Solak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Solak. 33% of Solak men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Solak women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solak were Draftsman 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
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Draftsman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Solak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solak 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 557 immigration records available for the last name Solak. 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 643 military records available for the last name Solak. For the veterans among your Solak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solak lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Solak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Solak in 1958 was 39, and 85 in 2004.

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