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Zeleznik Name Meaning

Slovenian (Železnik): nickname or an archaic occupational name (compare below) derived from železo ‘iron’ or a nickname from železnik a name of a plant (Lithospermum) noted for its hard seeds. It can also be an old habitational name for someone from any of the places called Železno named with a derivative of železo ‘iron’. Czech and Slovak (Železník Slovak also Zelezník); Rusyn (from Slovakia; Železník and Železnik): occupational name for an ironmonger from Czech and Slovak železník an agent derivative of železo ‘iron’. Compare 3 below. Polish (Żeleźnik) and Rusyn (from Poland; Żeleźnik rarely Żeleznik): occupational name for a metalworker or an ironmonger from Polish żeleźnik a variant of żelaźnik an agent derivative of żelazo ‘iron’. Compare 2 above.

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


Similar surnames: Lesnik, Melnik, Zelnick, Venezia, Kuznik, Lesniak, Zelazny, Olejnik

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Where is the Zeleznik family from?

You can see how Zeleznik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeleznik family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zeleznik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Zeleznik family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Zeleznik's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Zeleznik families in 1880.
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What did your Zeleznik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zeleznik. 37% of Zeleznik men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Zeleznik women worked as a Machine 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
    37%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    100%
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Census Records

There are 936 census records available for the last name Zeleznik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeleznik 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 549 immigration records available for the last name Zeleznik. 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 265 military records available for the last name Zeleznik. For the veterans among your Zeleznik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeleznik lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Zeleznik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Zeleznik in 1962 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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