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Golec Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from golec from goły ‘naked’ also ‘penniless’ in various possible senses: it could denote a naked or hairless (bald or clean-shaven) man and also someone penniless totally destitute a naked wretch. Croatian and Slovenian: nickname from Croatian dialect and Slovenian golec ‘the beardless one’ from gol ‘beardless’ (also ‘naked’) or a topographic name for someone who lived on a treeless ground derived from gol ‘treeless’. As a nickname it may also have the meaning ‘poor man’ (compare above and Golik ). Compare Goltz .

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


Similar surnames: Gole, Holec, Molek, Sole, Goulet, Coley, Hole, Oles, Glew, Kolek

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Where is the Golec family from?

You can see how Golec families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Golec family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Golec families living in Illinois. This was about 27% of all the recorded Golec's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Golec families in 1920.
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What did your Golec ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Golec. 42% of Golec men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Golec women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Golec were Truck Driver and Tin Assorter. .

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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
    42%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Inspector
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Tin Assorter
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 527 immigration records available for the last name Golec. 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 451 military records available for the last name Golec. For the veterans among your Golec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Golec lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Golec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Golec in 1962 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

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