Wanek Family History

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Wanek Name Meaning

Eastern German: from a borrowing of the Slavic personal name Vanek (see Vanek).

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

Similar surnames: Wank, Walek, Hanek, Waner, Janek, Wacek, Panek, Danek, Vanek, Wasik

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Wanek Family Origin

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Wanek Family Occupations

What did your Wanek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wanek family was Cigar Maker. The most common Wanek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Wanek's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Boots & Shoes were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wanek.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Boots & Shoes

  • Cigar Maker


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

Wanek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wanek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanek 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 814 immigration records available for the last name Wanek. 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 Wanek. For the veterans among your Wanek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wanek Life Expectancy

What is the average Wanek lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wanek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wanek in 1958 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wanek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wanek 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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