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Macek Name Meaning

Czech: from the personal name Macek, a pet form of the personal name Matej, from Latin Mathias or Matthaeus (see Matthew). Slovenian (Macek): from macek ‘cat’, hence probably a nickname denoting a cautious or handy, skillful person.

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

Similar surnames: Malek, Marek, Masek, Macik, Jacek, Mace, Mack, Pacek, Vacek, Lacek

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Where is the Macek family from?

You can see how Macek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Macek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Macek families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Macek's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Macek families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Macek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Macek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Macek. 23% of Macek men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Macek women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macek were Farm Laborer and Bench Hand. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Bench Hand
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Macek lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Macek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Macek in 1954 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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