Vacek Family History

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Vacek Name Meaning

Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Václav, Old Czech Veceslav (cognate with Polish Wieceslaw, Latinized as Wenceslas). It is composed of the Old Slavic elements viece ‘greater’ + slav ‘glory’. It was borne by a 10th-century duke of Bohemia who fought against a revival of paganism in his territory, and after his death became patron saint of Bohemia.

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


Similar surnames: Pacek, Vanek, Vasek, Jacek, Lacek, Valek, Macek, Wacek, Racek, Marek

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Vacek Family Origin

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Vacek Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vacek. 39% of Vacek men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Vacek women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vacek were Farming and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%

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

Vacek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vacek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vacek 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 915 immigration records available for the last name Vacek. 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 946 military records available for the last name Vacek. For the veterans among your Vacek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vacek Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Vacek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vacek in 1956 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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