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Milek Family History

Milek Surname Meaning

Polish (Miłek); Croatian and Slovenian; Czech (also Mílek): from a pet form of a Slavic compound name with the element mil ‘gentle dear’ (from Old Slavic milъ) e.g. Miloslav (Polish Miłosław) or a nickname derived from miły (Polish) mio (Croatian) mil (Slovenian) milý (Czech) ‘gentle dear; pleasant’.

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


Similar surnames: Milko, Malek, Micek, Kolek, Milk, Miler, Molek, Malik, Bolek, Witek

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Where is the Milek family from?

You can see how Milek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Milek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Milek families living in Michigan. This was about 57% of all the recorded Milek's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Milek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Milek. 44% of Milek men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Milek women worked as a Salesgirl. .

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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
    44%
  • Janitor
    14%
  • Mechanic
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Salesgirl
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Milek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milek 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 699 immigration records available for the last name Milek. 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 363 military records available for the last name Milek. For the veterans among your Milek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milek lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Milek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Milek in 1963 was 69, and 64 in 2004.

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