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Belec Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: nickname for a fair-skinned or fair-haired man derived from Slovenian and dialectal Croatian bel ‘white light fair’. Compare Belitz 3 and Beltz

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


Similar surnames: Belen, Bielec, Belew, Beley, Bell, Beer, Nemec, Golec, Belle, Bello

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Where is the Belec family from?

You can see how Belec families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belec family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Belec families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 119 Belec families living in Quebec. This was about 84% of all the recorded Belec's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Belec families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belec surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belec ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Colier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Belec. 36% of Belec men worked as a Cultivateur and 100% of Belec women worked as a Colier. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
    36%
  • Cultivateur
    16%
  • Charretier
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Colier
    100%
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What Belec family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Belec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belec 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Belec. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 210 military records available for the last name Belec. For the veterans among your Belec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belec lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Belec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Belec in 1962 was 68, and 82 in 2004.

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