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Hajek Family History

Hajek Name Meaning

occupational name for a woodman or topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or grove, from Czech hájek ‘thicket’, from háj ‘grove’, or directly from háj ‘grove’, the diminutive suffix -ek being added in forming the surname. occupational name for a keeper of animals (a herd), especially one who looked after horses (an ostler), from hájit ‘to protect’, ‘to defend’.

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


Similar surnames: Hayek, Hack, Hamel, Havel, Lasek, Hamer, Sadek, Haack, Haver, Hanek

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Where is the Hajek family from?

You can see how Hajek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hajek family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hajek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Hajek families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Hajek's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Hajek families in 1911.
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What did your Hajek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hajek. 25% of Hajek men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hajek women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hajek were Farming and Bookkeeper.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hajek. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hajek. For the veterans among your Hajek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hajek lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hajek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hajek in 1947 was 70, and 83 in 2004.

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