Golec Family History

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Golec Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from Polish golec (a noun derivative of the adjective goly ‘naked’) in various possible senses. The basic meaning is ‘naked man’ or ‘hairless man’. It could therefore be a nickname for someone penniless, totally destitute, a naked wretch, which is one of the meanings of the vocabulary word. Equally, it could be a nickname for a bald or clean-shaven man. Slovenian: nickname from the adjective gol ‘hairless’ (probably in the old sense ‘beardless youngster’).

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

Similar surnames: Gole, Holec, Molek, Sole, Goulet, Coley, Hole, Oles, Glew, Kolek

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Golec Family Origin

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Golec Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Golec. 21% of Golec men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Golec women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Golec were Carpenter and Bench Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Assembler
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Inspector
  • Stenographer
  • Tin Assorter
  • Bench Worker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Golec Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Golec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Golec census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 527 immigration records available for the last name Golec. 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 Card

There are 451 military records available for the last name Golec. For the veterans among your Golec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Golec Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Golec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Golec in 1962 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

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