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Chernick Name Meaning

Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from an eastern Slavic word meaning ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Chorney). The suffix -ik is a Slavic noun ending. Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, and Jewish Cerník, nickname meaning ‘the black one’, ‘the dark one’. Americanized form of Slovenian Cernic or Cernic, nicknames derived from crn ‘black’, ‘dark’.

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


Similar surnames: Chesnick, Chernin, Cherniak, Czerniak, Charnock, Bernick, Cherny

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Where is the Chernick family from?

You can see how Chernick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chernick family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Chernick families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Chernick families living in Nebraska. This was about 59% of all the recorded Chernick's in the USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Chernick families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chernick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chernick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chernick. 23% of Chernick men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Chernick women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chernick were Proprietor and Waitress.

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Maid
    11%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Chernick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chernick 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 670 immigration records available for the last name Chernick. 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 333 military records available for the last name Chernick. For the veterans among your Chernick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chernick lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Chernick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Chernick in 1955 was 33, and 71 in 2004.

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