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Zalewski Family History

Zalewski Name Meaning

Polish: topographic name for someone who lived by a flood plain or a bay, Polish zalew, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, in particular Zalew in Sieradz voivodeship or Zalewo in Olsztyn voivodeship. There has been considerable confusion with Zaleski.

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


Similar surnames: Zaleski, Zaluski, Szablewski, Galewski, Malewski, Rajewski, Milewski

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Where is the Zalewski family from?

You can see how Zalewski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zalewski family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zalewski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Zalewski families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Zalewski's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Zalewski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zalewski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zalewski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zalewski. 31% of Zalewski men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Zalewski women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zalewski were Clerk and New Worker.

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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
    31%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • New Worker
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Zalewski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zalewski 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Zalewski. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zalewski. For the veterans among your Zalewski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zalewski lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zalewski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Zalewski in 1944 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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