Polak Name Meaning

Polish, Czech (Polák), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for someone from Poland. In the case of the Ashkenazic name, the reference is to a Jew from Poland. The name of the country (Polish Polska) derives from a Slavic element pole ‘open country’, ‘cleared land’. This surname is found throughout central and eastern Europe.

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


Similar surnames: Dolak, Polk, Polan, Pelak, Kolak, Polyak, Bosak, Pola, Poliak, Pilat

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Polak Family Origin

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Polak Family Occupations

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  • Artist

    7%
  • Boot Finisher

    7%
  • Carver & Guilder

    7%
  • Cigar Maker

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Polak family was Cigar Maker. The most common Polak occupation in the UK was Artist. 7% of Polak's were Artists. Artist, Boot Finisher and Carver & Guilder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Polak.

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Polak Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Polak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Polak in 1953 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Polak

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