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Walek Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, and German (of Slavic origin): from the personal name Walek, a pet form of a vernacular derivative of Latin Valentinus, e.g. Polish Walenty, Ukrainian Valenty (see Valentine).

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


Similar surnames: Valek, Malek, Wacek, Wanek, Wolek, Halek, Balek, Wasik, Salek, Palek

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Where is the Walek family from?

You can see how Walek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Walek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Walek families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 45% of all the recorded Walek's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Walek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Walek. 28% of Walek men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Walek women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walek were Proprietor and Waitress.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • House Work
    25%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Walek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walek 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 675 immigration records available for the last name Walek. 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 350 military records available for the last name Walek. For the veterans among your Walek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walek lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Walek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Walek in 1963 was 77, and 88 in 2004.

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