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Kolak Family History

Kolak Name Meaning

Croatian or Serbian: a nickname of Turkish origin, denoting someone who had lost a hand. Polish (Kolak): probably from a pet form of the personal name Mikolaj, Polish form of Nicholas.

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


Similar surnames: Kolek, Dolak, Kobak, Kozak, Kula, Wolak, Kosak, Polak, Kocan, Kosek

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Where is the Kolak family from?

You can see how Kolak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Kolak families living in Alberta. This was about 71% of all the recorded Kolak's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Kolak families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kolak. 37% of Kolak men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kolak women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolak were Labor and Housewife. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Labor
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kolak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolak 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 563 immigration records available for the last name Kolak. 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 404 military records available for the last name Kolak. For the veterans among your Kolak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolak lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kolak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Kolak in 1962 was 80, and 45 in 2004.

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