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Marek Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from the West Slavic personal name Marek, a vernacular form of Latin Marcus (see Mark). Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Martin.

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

Similar surnames: Malek, Mark, Marak, Macek, Marik, Mares, Masek, Marko, Marck, Maret

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Where is the Marek family from?

You can see how Marek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Marek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 45 Marek families living in Ohio. This was about 26% of all the recorded Marek's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Marek families in 1880.
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What did your Marek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marek. 28% of Marek men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Marek women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marek were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Marek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marek 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Marek. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Marek. For the veterans among your Marek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marek lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Marek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Marek in 1945 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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