Czech Name Meaning

Polish: ethnic name meaning ‘Czech’. Probably also an English translation of the German cognate Zech or Czech and Slovak Cech (see Cech).

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


Similar surnames: Cech, Check, Mech, Lech, Stech, Zach, Pech, Checo, Zech, Coach

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Czech Family Origin

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Czech Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Miller

    14%
  • Retired Glover

    14%
  • Works At Lumber Yard

    14%

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In 1880, the most common Czech occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Czech's were Farmers. Farmer, Miller and Retired Glover were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Czech. A less common occupation for the Czech family was Works At Lumber Yard.

Source: Census data for Czech | Data not to scale

Czech Historical Records

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Czech Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Czech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Czech in 1954 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Czech

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