History of your Surname
Get access to Wolski family records.Start a free trial

Wolski Family History

Wolski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name for someone from one of many places called Wola named in Latin as libera villa ‘free village’ i.e. a settlement which was awarded liberty or relieved from certain duties. This surname is also found in Germany. Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name for someone from any of several places in Belarus called Volya (Polish Wola; see 1 above) or Volka (Polish Wólka). Compare Wolsky .

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

Similar surnames: Wolsky, Molski, Walski, Poleski, Wolske, Wolanski, Borski, Koski

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Wolski family from?

You can see how Wolski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wolski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Wolski families living in Wisconsin. This was about 55% of all the recorded Wolski's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Wolski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wolski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wolski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolski. 30% of Wolski men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Wolski women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolski were New Worker and Stenographer. .

View Census Data for Wolski | Data not to scale

*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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Wolski family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wolski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolski census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Wolski

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolski. 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.

View all Wolski immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Wolski. For the veterans among your Wolski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Wolski military records

You've only scratched the surface of Wolski family history

Discover More

What is the average Wolski lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wolski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wolski in 1940 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolski

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Wolski family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Wolski last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial