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Pawlak Surname Meaning

Polish: patronymic from the personal name Paweł (see Paul ). This surname is also found among Rusyns (Lemkos). See also Pavlock .

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


Similar surnames: Pawlik, Gawlak, Pawluk, Pavlak, Pallas, Pala, Pawlus, Maslak, Pawelek

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Where is the Pawlak family from?

You can see how Pawlak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pawlak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pawlak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Pawlak families living in New York. This was about 70% of all the recorded Pawlak's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pawlak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pawlak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pawlak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pawlak. 23% of Pawlak men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Pawlak women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pawlak were Machinist 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
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Machine Operator
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pawlak. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pawlak. For the veterans among your Pawlak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pawlak lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pawlak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pawlak in 1948 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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