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Czech Family History

Czech Name Meaning
Polish: ethnic name meaning ‘Czech’.Probably also an English translation of the German cognate Zech or Czech and Slovak Cech (see Cech).

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

42,843 Historical Documents with Czech on Ancestry.com
14,058 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,716 Military Records
2,198 Immigration Records
4,241 Census and Voter Lists
13,630 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Czech Families

  • Number of Czech families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Czech last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Czech census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Czech Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Czech families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Czech Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Czech families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Czech

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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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Czech Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Czech census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Czech ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Czech Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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