Vacek Family History

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Vacek Name Meaning

Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Václav, Old Czech Veceslav (cognate with Polish Wieceslaw, Latinized as Wenceslas). It is composed of the Old Slavic elements viece ‘greater’ + slav ‘glory’. It was borne by a 10th-century duke of Bohemia who fought against a revival of paganism in his territory, and after his death became patron saint of Bohemia.

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


Similar surnames: Pacek, Vanek, Vasek, Jacek, Lacek, Valek, Macek, Wacek, Racek, Marek

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Vacek Family Origin

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Vacek Family Occupations

What did your Vacek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vacek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Vacek's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vacek. A less common occupation for the Vacek family was Works In Car Shop.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Works In Car Shop

    13%

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Vacek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vacek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vacek 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vacek. 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 Vacek. For the veterans among your Vacek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vacek Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Vacek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vacek in 1956 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vacek 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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