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Ptacek Name Meaning

Czech (Ptáček): diminutive of pták ‘bird’ (see Ptak ).

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


Similar surnames: Ptak, Placek, Pavek, Tucek, Macek, Prasek, Patek, Panek, Potucek

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Where is the Ptacek family from?

You can see how Ptacek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ptacek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ptacek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Ptacek families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ptacek's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Ptacek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ptacek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ptacek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ptacek. 31% of Ptacek men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Ptacek women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ptacek were Tailor and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Tailor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
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What Ptacek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ptacek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ptacek 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Ptacek. 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 733 military records available for the last name Ptacek. For the veterans among your Ptacek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ptacek lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ptacek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ptacek in 1950 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

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