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Dembek Name Meaning

Polish: variant spelling of D{a,}bek, from a pet form of the personal name d{a,}b, or a nickname from d{a,}bek ‘small oak’. Jewish (from Poland): ornamental adoption of Polish d{a,}bek ‘small oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Dombek, Domek, Dobek, Demel, Zombek, Dembski, Demler, Sebek, Dombeck

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Where is the Dembek family from?

You can see how Dembek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dembek family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Dembek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Dembek families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Dembek's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dembek families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dembek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dembek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sewing Mach Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dembek. 72% of Dembek men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Dembek women worked as a Sewing Mach Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dembek were Farmer and House Work.

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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
    72%
  • Farmer
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sewing Mach Operator
    50%
  • House Work
    50%
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Census Records

There are 751 census records available for the last name Dembek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dembek 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 305 immigration records available for the last name Dembek. 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 303 military records available for the last name Dembek. For the veterans among your Dembek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dembek lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dembek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Dembek in 1954 was 57, and 63 in 2004.

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