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Poleski Surname Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Polesie a region covering parts of present-day Belarus Poland and Ukraine. Polish: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Polesie named with a Slavic word meaning ‘forest glade’ or ‘cleared forest land’. In some cases this may also be a variant transliteration of Ukrainian and Belorussian Polessky a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Polanski, Zaleski, Molski, Wolski, Polsky, Polski, Oleski, Solecki

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Where is the Poleski family from?

You can see how Poleski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poleski family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Poleski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Poleski families living in New Jersey. This was about 57% of all the recorded Poleski's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Poleski families in 1880.
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What did your Poleski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Poleski. 29% of Poleski men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Grinder
    10%
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What Poleski family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Poleski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poleski 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 203 immigration records available for the last name Poleski. 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 334 military records available for the last name Poleski. For the veterans among your Poleski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poleski lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Poleski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Poleski in 1962 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

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