Volek Family History

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Volek Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Voldrich, a derivative of Oldrich. from a diminutive of vul ‘ox’, a nickname for a big clumsy man or an occupational name for an oxherd.

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

Similar surnames: Wolek, Kolek, Volk, Valek, Rolek, Polek, Molek, Bolek, Kosek, Oles

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Volek Family Origin

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Volek Family Occupations

What did your Volek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Volek. 34% of Volek men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Volek women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Volek were Printer and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Printer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housework

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

Volek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Volek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Volek 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Volek. 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 263 military records available for the last name Volek. For the veterans among your Volek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Volek Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Volek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Volek in 1962 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

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