Vanek Family History

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Vanek Name Meaning

Czech (Vanek): from a pet form of the Old Czech name Veceslav (see Vacek).

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


Similar surnames: Vacek, Hanek, Vasek, Panek, Danek, Janek, Valek, Lasek, Marek, Wanek

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Vanek Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vanek name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vanek. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    26%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Italy

    3%

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Vanek Family Origin

Where is the Vanek family from?

Vanek Family Occupations

What did your Vanek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Vanek family was 1st Ass'T City Clk. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vanek. The most common Vanek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Vanek's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Cabinet Maker

    24%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • 1st Ass'T City Clk

    6%

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

Vanek Historical Records

What Vanek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Vanek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vanekcensus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vanek. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vanek. For the veterans among your Vanek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vanek Life Expectancy

What is the average Vanek lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Vanek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Vanek in 1945 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vanek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vanek 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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