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Platek Family History

Platek Name Meaning

Polish (Platek) and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish platek ‘little piece’ in any of various senses, e.g. ‘piece of cloth’, ‘snowflake’, or ‘petal’.

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


Similar surnames: Patek, Platko, Placek, Piatek, Panek, Platt, Patyk, Lasek, Platz

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Where is the Platek family from?

You can see how Platek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Platek family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Platek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Platek families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Platek's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Platek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Platek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Platek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Platek. 28% of Platek men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Platek women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Platek were Truck Driver 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
    28%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Shipping Clerk
    23%
  • Servant
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Platek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Platek 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 457 immigration records available for the last name Platek. 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 574 military records available for the last name Platek. For the veterans among your Platek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Platek lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Platek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Platek in 1960 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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