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Walega Name Meaning

Polish: possibly from a derivative of the Polish personal name Walenty (see Walenta, Valentine).

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

Similar surnames: Walenta, Walek, Walla, Mateja, Caleca, Alexa, Kaleta, Wale, Walen

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Where is the Walega family from?

You can see how Walega families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walega family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Walega families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Walega's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Walega families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walega surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walega ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Walega. 64% of Walega men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Sereener Man

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 424 census records available for the last name Walega. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walega 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 297 immigration records available for the last name Walega. 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 183 military records available for the last name Walega. For the veterans among your Walega ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walega lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Walega life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Walega in 1962 was 75, and 88 in 2004.

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