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Wacek Name Meaning

Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Waclaw (see Vacek).

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


Similar surnames: Pacek, Vacek, Jacek, Walek, Macek, Lacek, Racek, Wiacek, Lasek, Janek

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Where is the Wacek family from?

You can see how Wacek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wacek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Wacek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Wacek families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Wacek's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wacek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wacek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wacek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Glove Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wacek. 34% of Wacek men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Wacek women worked as a Glove Maker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wacek were Farm Laborer 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
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Glove Maker
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wacek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wacek 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Wacek. 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 157 military records available for the last name Wacek. For the veterans among your Wacek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wacek lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Wacek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Wacek in 1958 was 45, and 83 in 2003.

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