Cherek Family History

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Cherek Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of a Slavic name, possibly Polish Czerek or Czyrek, a nickname from czyr ‘gnarl on a tree’ or ‘insect larva’, or more probably from czyryk ‘chirp’, applied to someone with a voice thought to resemble that of a sparrow.

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

Similar surnames: Cherney, Herek, Cherry, Cheek, Cherny, Creek, Chene, Check, Cleek

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Cherek Family Origin

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Cherek Family Occupations

What did your Cherek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cherek. 20% of Cherek men worked as a Miner

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid

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

Cherek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 903 census records available for the last name Cherek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cherek 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 151 immigration records available for the last name Cherek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 124 military records available for the last name Cherek. For the veterans among your Cherek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cherek Life Expectancy

What is the average Cherek lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cherek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cherek in 1960 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cherek

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