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Gornik Name Meaning

Polish (Górnik): occupational name from górnik ‘miner’. Polish (Górnik): topographic name derived from górny ‘upper part of a settlement’ (see Gorny ). Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived on a hill derived from gora ‘mountain hill’ or a habitational name for someone from any of several places called with gora or with the adjective gornji ‘upper’. This surname is also found in Croatia (compare 4 below). Slovenian and Croatian: feudal status name for the steward of a vineyard derived from gora ‘hill planted with vines’.

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


Similar surnames: Hornik, Gorny, Gorniak, Forni, Kotnik, Garnick, Gorney, Kurnik

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Where is the Gornik family from?

You can see how Gornik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gornik family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Gornik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Gornik families living in Manitoba. This was about 75% of all the recorded Gornik's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Gornik families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gornik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gornik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gornik. 34% of Gornik men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Gornik women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gornik were Dishwasher and Clerk. .

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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
    34%
  • Machinist Helper
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Dishwasher
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 806 immigration records available for the last name Gornik. 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 383 military records available for the last name Gornik. For the veterans among your Gornik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gornik lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gornik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Gornik in 1942 was 31, and 67 in 2004.

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