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Check Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Cech (see Cech), or other Slavic or German ethnic names for a Czech. English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Chock, Heck, Cherek, Checo, Chuck, Cheak, Shuck, Hick, Sheck, Jeck

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Where is the Check family from?

You can see how Check families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Check family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Check families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Check families living in Missouri. This was about 30% of all the recorded Check's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Check families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Check surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Check ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Check. 21% of Check men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Check women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Check were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Check. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Check 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Check. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Check. For the veterans among your Check ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Check lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Check life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Check in 1951 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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