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Zielinski Name Meaning

Polish (Zieliński): from a derivative of zielony ‘green’ in various senses or possibly zioło ‘herb’. It seems primarily to have been a nickname for a person with a sickly ‘greenish’ complexion. It may also have been a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green or who was ‘green’ in the sense of being immature or inexperienced. This surname (in any of the possible senses; see also 2 below) is also found in Germany. Polish and Jewish (from Poland) (Zieliński): habitational name for someone from any of the many places called with Polish zielony ‘green’ for example Zielin Zielenec or Zielińce.

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

Similar surnames: Bielinski, Zelinski, Zieminski, Sieminski, Lipinski, Kilinski

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Where is the Zielinski family from?

You can see how Zielinski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zielinski family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zielinski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Zielinski families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 34% of all the recorded Zielinski's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zielinski families in 1880.
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What did your Zielinski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zielinski. 21% of Zielinski men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Zielinski women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zielinski were Farmer 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
  • Machinist
  • New Worker
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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What is the average Zielinski lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Zielinski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zielinski in 1941 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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