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Chernesky Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of a Slavic habitational name, perhaps of Czech or Slovak origin, from an unidentified place named with Czech cerný, Slovak cierny ‘black’, or from the Polish habitational name Czerniecki, denoting someone from Czerniec in Nowy S{a,}cz province.

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


Similar surnames: Cherney, Cerney, Cherne, Churney, Cherny, Cherek, Cherniak, Chernick

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Where is the Chernesky family from?

You can see how Chernesky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chernesky family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 17 Chernesky families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 49% of all the recorded Chernesky's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Chernesky families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chernesky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chernesky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chernesky. 30% of Chernesky men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Chernesky women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chernesky were Motorman 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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Miner
    17%
  • Coal Miner
    13%
  • Motorman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Seamstress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 820 census records available for the last name Chernesky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chernesky 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 70 immigration records available for the last name Chernesky. 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 225 military records available for the last name Chernesky. For the veterans among your Chernesky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chernesky lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Chernesky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chernesky in 1952 was 76, and 94 in 2003.

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