Bek Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Beck 5 ‘baker’. Slovenian: unexplained. Perhaps a variant of Beg.

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


Similar surnames: Berk, Bok, Beck, Bak, Byk, Ber, Mak, Beg, Sek, Bar

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Bek Family Origin

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Bek Family Occupations

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In 1880, Clerk In Store, Evangelist Preacher and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bek. The most common Bek occupation in the USA was Clerk In Store. 17% of Bek's were Clerk In Stores. A less common occupation for the Bek family was Hotel Keeper.

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  • Clerk In Store

    17%
  • Evangelist Preacher

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Hotel Keeper

    17%

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Bek Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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Bek Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Bek in 1959 was 65, and 83 in 2004.

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