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Zelinski Family History

Zelinski Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Zieliński (see Zielinski ) and also a rare Polish variant (Zeliński) of this name. Compare Zelinsky . Polish (Żeliński): unexplained. Jewish (from Poland): variant of Zieliński (see Zielinski ). Jewish (from Ukraine): variant of Zelinsky . This is also a variant transliteration of the same Ukrainian name.

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


Similar surnames: Zielinski, Dolinski, Jelinski, Malinski, Wolinski, Helinski, Kulinski

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Where is the Zelinski family from?

You can see how Zelinski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zelinski family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zelinski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Zelinski families living in Indiana. This was about 45% of all the recorded Zelinski's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Zelinski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zelinski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zelinski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zelinski. 22% of Zelinski men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Zelinski women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zelinski were New Worker and Housewife. .

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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%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • File Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zelinski. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Zelinski. For the veterans among your Zelinski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zelinski lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zelinski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Zelinski in 1956 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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