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Bolek Family History

Bolek Surname Meaning

Polish and Czech: from a short form of a personal name (Polish Bolesław Czech Boleslav) composed of the Slavic elements bol ‘greater better’ or ‘more’ (from Old Slavic bolъ) + slav ‘glory’ or ‘famous’ (from slava ‘glory’).

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

Similar surnames: Bolen, Kolek, Balek, Bozek, Borek, Polek, Volek, Wolek, Olek, Bocek

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Where is the Bolek family from?

You can see how Bolek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bolek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bolek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Bolek family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Bolek's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Bolek families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bolek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bolek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bolek. 29% of Bolek men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Bolek women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bolek were Farmer and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • New Worker
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bolek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bolek 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 719 immigration records available for the last name Bolek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 645 military records available for the last name Bolek. For the veterans among your Bolek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bolek lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bolek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bolek in 1952 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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