Ptak Family History

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Ptak Name Meaning

Polish and Czech (Pták): nickname for a small, slight person or a smart individual, from Polish ptak, Czech pták ‘bird’. This name is also found in German-speaking countries.

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

Similar surnames: Ptacek, Petak, Pan, Pataky, Peak, Raak, Pak, Patak, Mak, Pas

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Ptak Family Origin

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Ptak Family Occupations

What did your Ptak ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ptak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Ptak's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ptak family was Wagon Maker. Farmer, Labourer and Saloon Keeper And Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ptak.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Saloon Keeper And Grocer

  • Wagon Maker


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

Ptak Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Ptak Life Expectancy

What is the average Ptak lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ptak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ptak in 1942 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ptak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ptak 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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