Placek Family History

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Placek Name Meaning

Polish: occupational name for a pastrycook, from placek ‘cake’. Czech (Placek): nickname from Czech placek ‘moaner’, ‘weeper’, from plác ‘to cry’, ‘bewail one’s lot’.

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

Similar surnames: Pacek, Place, Placzek, Sladek, Placko, Lasek, Plack, Vacek, Lacek

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Placek Family Origin

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Placek Family Occupations

What did your Placek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cigar Maker, Farmer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Placek. A less common occupation for the Placek family was Tailor Shop. The most common Placek occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 20% of Placek's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Tailor Shop


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

Placek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Placek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Placek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Placek

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Placek. 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 925 military records available for the last name Placek. For the veterans among your Placek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Placek Life Expectancy

What is the average Placek lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Placek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Placek in 1941 was 38, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Placek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Placek 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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