Platek Family History

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Platek Name Meaning

Polish (Platek) and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish platek ‘little piece’ in any of various senses, e.g. ‘piece of cloth’, ‘snowflake’, or ‘petal’.

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


Similar surnames: Patek, Platko, Placek, Piatek, Panek, Platt, Patyk, Lasek, Platz

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Platek Family Origin

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Platek Family Occupations

What did your Platek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Platek. 28% of Platek men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Platek women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Platek were Truck Driver and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Shipping Clerk
    23%
  • Servant
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%

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

Platek Historical Records

What Platek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Platek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Platek 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 457 immigration records available for the last name Platek. 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 574 military records available for the last name Platek. For the veterans among your Platek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Platek Life Expectancy

What is the average Platek lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Platek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Platek in 1960 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Platek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Platek ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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