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Petek Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian (northern Croatia): nickname from Slovenian (and Croatian dialect) peti ‘fifth’ or from petek ‘Friday’, perhaps denoting a child born as a fifth child or on a Friday, or (more probably) denoting an ill-fated person, because Friday was considered unlucky in the Middle Ages. This is a very frequent Slovenian surname. Hungarian: either a borrowing of the Slovenian name or from a pet form of the personal name Péter, Hungarian form of Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Peter, Pesek, Patek, Pete, Bezek, Petro, Panek, Piatek, Petak, Peet

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Petek Family Origin

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Petek Family Occupations

What did your Petek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Petek. 46% of Petek men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    46%
  • Miner
    17%
  • Photographer
    7%
  • Soldier
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Labor
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Petek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Petek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petek 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 514 immigration records available for the last name Petek. 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 526 military records available for the last name Petek. For the veterans among your Petek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petek Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Petek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Petek in 1957 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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