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Bobek Family History

Bobek Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): topographic name from bobek ‘bayberry’. Czech and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a small rotund person, from bobek ‘goat droppings’. Slovenian and Croatian (northwestern Croatia): nickname from a diminutive of bob ‘horse bean’, formed with the diminutive suffix -ek. Compare Bobik and Bobich. German: habitational name from a place in Schleswig-Holstein named Bobek. Swedish: variant spelling of Bobeck.

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


Similar surnames: Bobeck, Borek, Bobik, Bober, Bobe, Kober, Bobak, Bosak, Boden, Bobel

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Where is the Bobek family from?

You can see how Bobek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bobek family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Bobek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Bobek families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Bobek's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Bobek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bobek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bobek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bobek. 50% of Bobek men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Bobek women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bobek were Weaver and Waitress.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Weaver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bobek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bobek 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 940 immigration records available for the last name Bobek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 724 military records available for the last name Bobek. For the veterans among your Bobek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bobek lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bobek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Bobek in 1944 was 29, and 66 in 2004.

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