Cheek Family History

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Cheek Name Meaning

Southern English: from Middle English cheeke (Old English ce(a)ce), used as a nickname for someone with some deformity or scar in the region of the cheek or jawbone.

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

Similar surnames: Creek, Heck, Chew, Cleek, Creed, Meek, Reek, Cherek, Cheeks, Schenk

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Cheek Family Origin

Where is the Cheek family from?

Cheek Family Occupations

What did your Cheek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cheek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Cheek's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cheek family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheek.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cheek ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cheek Historical Records

What Cheek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Cheek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cheek. 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 Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Cheek. For the veterans among your Cheek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheek Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheek lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cheek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cheek in 1940 was 73, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheek 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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