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Bocek Family History

Bocek Name Meaning

from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Bo-, for example Bohuslav, or Bohumil. nickname for an illegitimate child, from bocek, a diminutive of bok ‘side’.

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

Similar surnames: Bucek, Borek, Bolek, Bobek, Boczek, Bozek, Kosek, Kolek, Bock, Balek

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Where is the Bocek family from?

You can see how Bocek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bocek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bocek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Bocek family living in Minnesota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bocek's in the USA. Minnesota and 1 other state had the highest population of Bocek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bocek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bocek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bocek. 32% of Bocek men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Bocek women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bocek were Miner and Soldering Armaturer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Soldering Armaturer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bocek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bocek 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 444 immigration records available for the last name Bocek. 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 572 military records available for the last name Bocek. For the veterans among your Bocek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bocek lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bocek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bocek in 1949 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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