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Gawlak Surname Meaning

Polish: patronymic from the personal name Gaweł (see Gawel ).

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

Similar surnames: Gawlik, Pawlak, Galla, Gallas, Maslak, Galik, Pawlik, Salak, Pawluk

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Where is the Gawlak family from?

You can see how Gawlak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gawlak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Gawlak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Gawlak families living in Michigan. This was about 32% of all the recorded Gawlak's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Gawlak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gawlak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gawlak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gawlak. 24% of Gawlak men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Gawlak women worked as a Salesgirl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gawlak were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
  • Weaver
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Salesgirl
  • Waitress
  • Clerk
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What Gawlak family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 677 census records available for the last name Gawlak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gawlak 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Gawlak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 288 military records available for the last name Gawlak. For the veterans among your Gawlak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gawlak lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gawlak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gawlak in 1964 was 87, and 84 in 2004.

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