History of your Surname
Get access to Pesek family records.Start a free trial

Pesek Family History

Pesek Name Meaning

Czech (Pešek): from a pet form of the personal name Petr Czech form of Peter . Slovenian: probably a topographic name from pesek ‘sand’.

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

Similar surnames: Petek, Pasek, Lasek, Panek, Pacek, Kosek, Pesch, Bezek, Peshek, Dusek

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Pesek family from?

You can see how Pesek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pesek family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Pesek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Pesek families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 31% of all the recorded Pesek's in USA. Dakota Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Pesek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pesek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pesek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pesek. 36% of Pesek men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Pesek women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pesek were Butcher and Typist. .

View Census Data for Pesek | Data not to scale

*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
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Typist
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Pesek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pesek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pesek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Pesek

Passenger Lists

There are 915 immigration records available for the last name Pesek. 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.

View all Pesek immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pesek. For the veterans among your Pesek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Pesek military records

You've only scratched the surface of Pesek family history

Discover More

What is the average Pesek lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pesek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Pesek in 1949 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pesek

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Pesek family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial