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Walski Family History

Walski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland named with Polish wały ‘ramparts dikes’.

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


Similar surnames: Wolski, Waleski, Zaluski, Molski, Rajski, Kanski, Kowalski, Wolsky

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Where is the Walski family from?

You can see how Walski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walski family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Walski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Walski families living in Wisconsin. This was about 48% of all the recorded Walski's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Walski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Walski. 22% of Walski men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Walski women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walski were Truck Driver and Nurse. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Nurse
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Walski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walski 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Walski. 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 537 military records available for the last name Walski. For the veterans among your Walski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walski lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Walski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Walski in 1954 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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