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Lorek Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of Lorenz.

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


Similar surnames: Lorey, Lore, Florek, Godek, Lose, Marek, Loden, Look, Lorts, Kolek

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Where is the Lorek family from?

You can see how Lorek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lorek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Lorek families living in Illinois. This was about 19% of all the recorded Lorek's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Lorek families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lorek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lorek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lorek. 34% of Lorek men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Lorek women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lorek were Buffer and Operator.

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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%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Buffer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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What Lorek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lorek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorek 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Lorek. 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 539 military records available for the last name Lorek. For the veterans among your Lorek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lorek lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lorek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lorek in 1950 was 39, and 87 in 2004.

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