Selak Family History

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Selak Name Meaning

Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian: nickname from selo ‘hamlet’, ‘village’. It may also be a simplified form of Seljak, of similar origin, denoting a peasant or a villager.

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


Similar surnames: Selan, Belak, Kolak, Salak, Slack, Sulak, Sulek, Sedlak, Sulik

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Selak Family Origin

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Selak Family Occupations

What did your Selak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Selak. 24% of Selak men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Selak women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selak were Clerk and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Miner
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    34%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Secretary
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Selak Historical Records

What Selak family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Selak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selak 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Selak. 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 275 military records available for the last name Selak. For the veterans among your Selak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selak Life Expectancy

What is the average Selak lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Selak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Selak in 1960 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selak 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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