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Petak Name Meaning

Croatian: nickname based on petak ‘Friday’ or derived directly from peti ‘fifth’ (see Petek and 2 below). Slovenian: nickname derived from peti ‘fifth’ denoting a child born as a fifth child. Czech and Slovak (Peták): from a pet form of the personal name Czech Petr Slovak Peter .

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


Similar surnames: Petrak, Petek, Pesek, Ptak, Petre, Petru, Petro, Fedak, Benak, Patak

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Where is the Petak family from?

You can see how Petak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petak family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 19 Petak families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Petak's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Petak families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petak. 52% of Petak men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Petak women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petak were Laborer Rr and New Worker. .

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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
    52%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Miner
    14%
  • Laborer Rr
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • New Worker
    29%
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Census Records

There are 974 census records available for the last name Petak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petak 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 522 immigration records available for the last name Petak. 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 417 military records available for the last name Petak. For the veterans among your Petak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petak lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Petak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Petak in 1954 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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