Dudek Family History

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Dudek Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, and Slovak: nickname from dudek ‘hoopoe’, with reference to some attribute of the bird such as its repetitive call or its bright plumage. In Polish the word also means ‘simpleton’ and this no doubt contributed to the Polish surname.

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


Similar surnames: Dudik, Turek, Rudek, Hudek, Ruzek, Dube, Hudak, Kurek, Dusek, Duke

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Dudek Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dudek name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dudek. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    32%

  • England & Wales

    23%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Baltic States

    7%

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Dudek Family Origin

Where is the Dudek family from?

Dudek Family Occupations

What did your Dudek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dudek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Dudek's were Farmers. Farmer, At Home and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dudek. A less common occupation for the Dudek family was Furniture Finisher.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • At Home

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Furniture Finisher

    8%

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

Dudek Historical Records

What Dudek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dudek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dudek 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dudek. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dudek. For the veterans among your Dudek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dudek Life Expectancy

What is the average Dudek lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dudek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dudek in 1944 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dudek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dudek 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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