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Zelnick Family History

Zelnick Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish tselnik ‘haberdashery’ or from Polish celnik ‘tax collector’. Americanized form of Slovak Zelník and Slovenian Zelnik .

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


Similar surnames: Melnik, Rolnick, Mednick, Wernick, Mitnick, Belich, Chesnick, Lesnick

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Where is the Zelnick family from?

You can see how Zelnick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zelnick family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Zelnick families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Zelnick's in USA. New York had the highest population of Zelnick families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zelnick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zelnick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zelnick. 19% of Zelnick men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Zelnick women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Labor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 840 census records available for the last name Zelnick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zelnick 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 297 immigration records available for the last name Zelnick. 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 416 military records available for the last name Zelnick. For the veterans among your Zelnick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zelnick lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zelnick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Zelnick in 1956 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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