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Cech Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Cech): ethnic name meaning ‘Czech’, used in particular to distinguish a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (Czech Cechy) from Slovaks, Moravians, and other ethnic groups, or a speaker of the Czech language as opposed to German. The word itself is of unknown origin. Czech and Slovak: from a short form of the personal name Cechoslav. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Zech.

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


Similar surnames: Mech, Czech, Pech, Lech, Dech, Rech, Zech, Such, Cece, Duch

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Where is the Cech family from?

You can see how Cech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cech family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Cech families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Cech families living in Minnesota. This was about 34% of all the recorded Cech's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Cech families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cech. 20% of Cech men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Cech women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cech were Farm Laborer and Nurse.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Saleslady
    18%
  • Nurse
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cech 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cech. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cech. For the veterans among your Cech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cech lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cech in 1947 was 28, and 82 in 2004.

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