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Voytek Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Vojtek or Vojtech, Slovak and Bulgarian Vojtek, Polish Wojtek, or a cognate in any other Slavic language. This is a surname taken from the personal name Vojtek, a pet form of Slavic Vojtech (Polish Wojciech), meaning ‘consoling the host’ (from voj ‘host’, ‘army’, ‘force’ + tech ‘comfort’, ‘consolation’). This, together with the Germanized form Wozzek, was a popular personal name among Christians in Eastern Europe, mainly because of the cult of St. Vojtech (c.956–997), bishop of Prague from 982 onwards. In 995 he was expelled from Bohemia and in 996 he went to Poland on a mission to the Prussians (members of a heathen Baltic-speaking people, not the German speakers who later took their name). He was killed by the Prussians in 997, and was canonized in 999. He is regarded as the first Polish saint; in Polish he is known as St. Wojciech. In German he is known by his second name as St. Adalbert (or Albert) of Prague.

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


Similar surnames: Woytek, Vacek, Witek, Kosek, Kostek, Volek, Woyak, Voytko, Soltes

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Voytek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Voytek in 1961 was 65, and 82 in 2004.

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