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Gorniak Name Meaning

Polish (Górniak):: patronymic from Górny (see Gorny ). habitational name for someone from a place called Górna or Górne.

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

Similar surnames: Gornik, Gorny, Cornia, Hornik, Gorga, Kornick, Forni, Hornak, Wozniak

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Where is the Gorniak family from?

You can see how Gorniak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorniak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Gorniak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Gorniak families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Gorniak's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Gorniak families in 1911.
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What did your Gorniak ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Contractor was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gorniak. 100% of Gorniak men worked as a Contractor. .

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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

  • Contractor
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Census Records

There are 854 census records available for the last name Gorniak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorniak 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Gorniak. 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 404 military records available for the last name Gorniak. For the veterans among your Gorniak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorniak lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gorniak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gorniak in 1949 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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