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Wolek Family History

Wolek Name Meaning

from a pet form of a personal name such as Wolimir (see Wolak). nickname from wolek ‘little bullock’, or possibly an occupational name for someone who looked after bullocks.

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


Similar surnames: Volek, Kolek, Wolak, Bolek, Polek, Walek, Dolak, Kosek, Olek, Kolak

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Where is the Wolek family from?

You can see how Wolek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wolek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Wolek family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Wolek's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Wolek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wolek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wolek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wolek. 37% of Wolek men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Wolek women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolek were Fireman and Inspector.

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Painter
    11%
  • Fireman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Office Clerk
    25%
  • Inspector
    25%
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Census Records

There are 703 census records available for the last name Wolek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolek 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Wolek. 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 202 military records available for the last name Wolek. For the veterans among your Wolek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolek lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wolek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wolek in 1959 was 42, and 90 in 2004.

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