Olek Family History

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Olek Name Meaning

Polish: short form of the personal name Oleksander (see Alexander) or Oleksy (see Alexis).

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


Similar surnames: Oles, Bolek, Kolek, Polek, Elek, Wolek, Volek, Olen, Ales, Rolek

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Olek Family Origin

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Olek Family Occupations

What did your Olek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Olek. 31% of Olek men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Grinder
    16%
  • Machinist
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    100%

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

Olek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 688 census records available for the last name Olek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olek 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 288 immigration records available for the last name Olek. 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 237 military records available for the last name Olek. For the veterans among your Olek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olek Life Expectancy

What is the average Olek lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Olek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Olek in 1965 was 81, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olek ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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