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Vitek Name Meaning

Czech (Vítek): from the personal name Vít, from Latin Vitus, a derivative of vita ‘life’. Compare Italian Vito.

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


Similar surnames: Witek, Vita, Vitela, Sitek, Vital, Tite, Ficek, Viti, Viel, Vives

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Where is the Vitek family from?

You can see how Vitek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vitek family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Vitek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Vitek families living in Iowa. This was about 56% of all the recorded Vitek's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Vitek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vitek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vitek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vitek. 32% of Vitek men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Vitek women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vitek were Proprietor and Housework. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vitek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vitek 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 967 immigration records available for the last name Vitek. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vitek. For the veterans among your Vitek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vitek lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Vitek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Vitek in 1962 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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