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Valek Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Válek): from a pet form of the personal name Valentin from Latin Valentinus (see Valentine ).

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

Similar surnames: Walek, Vales, Balek, Salek, Halek, Palek, Vacek, Vasek, Malek, Valis

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Where is the Valek family from?

You can see how Valek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valek family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Valek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Valek family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Valek's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Valek families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Valek. 19% of Valek men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Valek women worked as a Labor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valek were Labor and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Labor
  • Cleaning Woman
  • New Worker
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Valek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valek 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 781 immigration records available for the last name Valek. 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 820 military records available for the last name Valek. For the veterans among your Valek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valek lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Valek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Valek in 1955 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

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