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Zelensky Family History

Zelensky Name Meaning

Ukrainian Belorussian and Jewish (from Belarus and Ukraine): habitational name for someone from a place called Zelenki or Zelenka in Ukraine and Zelena in Belarus from an East Slavic word meaning ‘green’. Compare Zelinsky and Selensky . Slovak and Czech (Zelenský): habitational name for someone from a place called Zelené. Americanized form of Polish Zieliński (see Zielinski ) or Żeleński (see Zelenski ). Compare Selensky .

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

Similar surnames: Selensky, Zelenski, Zelinsky, Zelenka, Belinsky, Zelenak, Zelinski

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Where is the Zelensky family from?

You can see how Zelensky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zelensky family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Zelensky families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Zelensky's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zelensky families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zelensky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zelensky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zelensky. 43% of Zelensky men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Zelensky women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zelensky were Retired and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zelensky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zelensky 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 199 immigration records available for the last name Zelensky. 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 246 military records available for the last name Zelensky. For the veterans among your Zelensky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zelensky lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Zelensky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zelensky in 1964 was 61, and 93 in 2004.

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