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Dolak Surname Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Dolák Slovak also Doľák Doľak): topographic name for someone living in the lower part of a village from the adjective dolu dole ‘down’. Polish: patronymic from the nickname Dola meaning ‘fate destiny’. Polish: topographic name from a derivative of dół ‘pit hole’. Polish: possibly from a pet form of the personal name Adolf.

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


Similar surnames: Dulak, Kolak, Polak, Wolak, Dollar, Olk, Doak, Kolek, Oak, Bolek

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Where is the Dolak family from?

You can see how Dolak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolak family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Dolak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Dolak families living in Nebraska. This was 100% of all the recorded Dolak's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Dolak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dolak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dolak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dolak. 33% of Dolak men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Dolak women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolak were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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
    33%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Construction Work
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    60%
  • New Worker
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dolak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolak 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Dolak. 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 301 military records available for the last name Dolak. For the veterans among your Dolak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolak lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dolak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Dolak in 1951 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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