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Bilak Family History

Bilak Name Meaning

Slovak (Bilák) and Ukrainian: nickname meaning ‘pale’ or ‘fair’, from Slavic bilak, noun derivative of bily ‘white’. See Bily, Bila.

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

Similar surnames: Bilyk, Bilas, Bilik, Bilek, Bila, Sivak, Bily, Bobak, Belak, Bialik

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Where is the Bilak family from?

You can see how Bilak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bilak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bilak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Bilak families living in Alberta. This was about 89% of all the recorded Bilak's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Bilak families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bilak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bilak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bilak. 36% of Bilak men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bilak women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bilak were Labor and Sewer.

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Coal Miner
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Waitress
  • Sewer
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What Bilak family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 719 census records available for the last name Bilak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bilak 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 729 immigration records available for the last name Bilak. 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 311 military records available for the last name Bilak. For the veterans among your Bilak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bilak lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bilak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bilak in 1950 was 48, and 63 in 2004.

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