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Oravec Surname Meaning

Slovak: habitational name for someone from Orava a region in northern Slovakia.

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


Similar surnames: Moravec, Moravek, Grave, Graven, Craven, Rasey, Bramer, Draves

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Where is the Oravec family from?

You can see how Oravec families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oravec family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Oravec families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Oravec families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Oravec's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Oravec families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oravec surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oravec ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oravec. 44% of Oravec men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Oravec women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oravec were Miner and Winder. .

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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
    44%
  • Coal Loader
    14%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Winder
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oravec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oravec 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Oravec. 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 603 military records available for the last name Oravec. For the veterans among your Oravec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oravec lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Oravec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oravec in 1954 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

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