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Patek Name Meaning

Czech (Pátek): from the personal name Pátek ‘Friday’ (named as the fifth day of the week). Illegitimate children were sometimes given the name of the day of the week on which they were baptized. Jewish (from Poland): from Polish patek ‘godfather’, hence, as a Jewish name, perhaps a nickname for a person bringing a child in for circumcision.

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


Similar surnames: Piatek, Petek, Panek, Pasek, Pate, Palek, Patak, Pavek, Pacek, Platek

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Where is the Patek family from?

You can see how Patek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Patek family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Patek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Patek families living in Wisconsin. This was about 44% of all the recorded Patek's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Patek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Patek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Patek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Patek. 23% of Patek men worked as a Laborer and 41% of Patek women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Patek were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    41%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Patek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Patek 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 722 immigration records available for the last name Patek. 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 763 military records available for the last name Patek. For the veterans among your Patek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Patek lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Patek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Patek in 1948 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

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