Zaleski Family History

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Zaleski Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, and Belorussian: topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the wood’, from Polish za ‘beyond’ + las ‘forest’, with the addition of -ski, suffix of local surnames, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Zalesie, named with these elements. As a habitational name, it is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish name. Polish (Zaleski): topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the water meadow’, from Polish za ‘beyond’ + leg ‘water meadow’. Polish: variant of Zalewski.

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

Similar surnames: Zaluski, Zalewski, Poleski, Zalesky, Zales, Maleski, Waleski, Zavesky

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Zaleski Family Origin

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Zaleski Family Occupations

What did your Zaleski ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boot Maker and Charlady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Zaleski. 34% of Zaleski men worked as a Boot Maker and 34% of Zaleski women worked as a Charlady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zaleski were Shoemaker Hand Work and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boot Maker
  • Capstan Ward Operator
  • Shoemaker Hand Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Charlady
  • Cigarette Packer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Zaleski Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Zaleski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zaleski 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zaleski. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Zaleski. For the veterans among your Zaleski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zaleski Life Expectancy

What is the average Zaleski lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Zaleski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Zaleski in 1943 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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