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Hornak Family History

Hornak Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Horňák; Slovak also Hornák Horňak); Rusyn (from Slovakia; Horňák and Horňak): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains from Czech horňák (Slovak standard form is horniak Rusyn hornyak) ‘highlander’ itself from hora ‘mountain hill’. In Slovakia however horniak is also the name for an inhabitant of the upper part of Slovakia named Horniaky (from horný ‘upper’). Compare Hornack and Hornyak .

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


Similar surnames: Hornik, Horak, Hornyak, Horn, Horner, Hornack, Gornik, Dornak

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Where is the Hornak family from?

You can see how Hornak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hornak family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Hornak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 32 Hornak families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Hornak's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hornak families in 1920.
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What did your Hornak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Office Cleaner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hornak. 53% of Hornak men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Hornak women worked as an Office Cleaner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hornak were Inspector and Maid. .

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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
    53%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Inspector
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Office Cleaner
    17%
  • Inspector
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 934 immigration records available for the last name Hornak. 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 803 military records available for the last name Hornak. For the veterans among your Hornak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hornak lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hornak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hornak in 1944 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

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