Novak Family History

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Novak Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak, Croatian and Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian (Novák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic novy ‘new’, denoting a newcomer to a place. Compare English Newman. Slovenian: also a topographic name for a peasant who settled on newly cleared land.

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

Similar surnames: Nowak, Polak, Hodak, Nova, Bosak, Dolak, Noah, Kosak, Kolak, Novik

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Novak Family Origin

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Novak Family Occupations

What did your Novak ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Novak family was Works In Lumber Yard. The most common Novak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Novak's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Novak.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Works In Lumber Yard


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Novak ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Novak Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Novak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Novak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Novak. 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 Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Novak. For the veterans among your Novak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Novak Life Expectancy

What is the average Novak lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Novak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Novak in 1942 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Novak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Novak ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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