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Cherek Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of a Slavic name, possibly Polish Czerek or Czyrek, a nickname from czyr ‘gnarl on a tree’ or ‘insect larva’, or more probably from czyryk ‘chirp’, applied to someone with a voice thought to resemble that of a sparrow.

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


Similar surnames: Cherney, Herek, Cherry, Cheek, Cherny, Creek, Chene, Check, Cleek

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Cherek Family Origin

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Cherek Family Occupations

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Cherek Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Cherek Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cherek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cherek in 1960 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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