Czech Family History

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Czech Name Meaning

Polish: ethnic name meaning ‘Czech’. Probably also an English translation of the German cognate Zech or Czech and Slovak Cech (see Cech).

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

Similar surnames: Cech, Check, Mech, Lech, Stech, Zach, Pech, Checo, Zech, Coach

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Czech Family Origin

Where is the Czech family from?

Czech Family Occupations

What did your Czech ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Czech family was Works At Lumber Yard. The most common Czech occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Czech's were Farmers. Farmer, Miller and Retired Glover were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Czech.

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  • Farmer

  • Miller

  • Retired Glover

  • Works At Lumber Yard


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

Czech Historical Records

What Czech family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Czech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Czech 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Czech. 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

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Czech. For the veterans among your Czech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Czech Life Expectancy

What is the average Czech lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Czech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Czech in 1954 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Czech

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Czech 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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