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Panek Family History

Panek Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Danek, Hanek, Wanek, Vanek, Janek, Yanek, Cane, Bank, Rank, Lane

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Where is the Panek family from?

Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Panek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Panek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Panek. 24% of Panek men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Panek women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Panek were Farm Laborer and Packer. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Packer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Panek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Panek 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Panek. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Panek. For the veterans among your Panek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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