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Pawelek Surname Meaning

Polish (Pawełek): from a pet form of the personal name Paweł (see Pawel ).

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


Similar surnames: Pawlik, Pawel, Pawlak, Pawlus, Pawley, Palek, Pacek, Gawlik, Zelek

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Where is the Pawelek family from?

You can see how Pawelek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pawelek family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pawelek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Pawelek families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Pawelek's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Pawelek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pawelek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pawelek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pawelek. 31% of Pawelek men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Pawelek women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pawelek were New Worker and Cook. .

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Machine Operator
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Cook
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pawelek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pawelek 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Pawelek. 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 485 military records available for the last name Pawelek. For the veterans among your Pawelek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pawelek lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pawelek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pawelek in 1952 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

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