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Chesnick Family History

Chesnick Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Chesnik Americanized form of Slovenian Česnik (see Cesnik ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Chernick, Chapnick, Mednick, Schnick, Pernick, Cherniak, Lesnik

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Where is the Chesnick family from?

You can see how Chesnick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chesnick family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Chesnick families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Chesnick families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Chesnick's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Chesnick families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chesnick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chesnick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and File Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chesnick. 30% of Chesnick men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Chesnick women worked as a File Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chesnick were Farmer and Packer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Chauffer
  • Pressman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • File Clerk
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 911 census records available for the last name Chesnick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chesnick 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 93 immigration records available for the last name Chesnick. 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 314 military records available for the last name Chesnick. For the veterans among your Chesnick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chesnick lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Chesnick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Chesnick in 1965 was 66, and 80 in 2003.

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