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Volek Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Voldrich, a derivative of Oldrich. from a diminutive of vul ‘ox’, a nickname for a big clumsy man or an occupational name for an oxherd.

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


Similar surnames: Wolek, Kolek, Volk, Valek, Rolek, Polek, Molek, Bolek, Kosek, Oles

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Where is the Volek family from?

You can see how Volek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Volek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Volek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Volek family living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Volek's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Volek families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Volek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Volek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Volek. 34% of Volek men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Volek women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Volek were Printer and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Machinist
    17%
  • Printer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Volek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Volek 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Volek. 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 263 military records available for the last name Volek. For the veterans among your Volek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Volek lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Volek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Volek in 1962 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

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