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Jacek Surname Meaning

Polish: from the personal name Jacek a pet form of Jacenty (from Latin Hyacinthus Greek Hyakinthos; compare Spanish Jacinto Italian Giacinto ). The personal name was popularized in Poland through the cult of Saint Jacek a 13th-century apostle and missionary who was sent to Kraków where he established a Dominican friary. Slovak: from the personal name Jacek a pet form of Ján (see Jan ). Czech and Slovak (Jaček): from a pet form of any of the personal names beginning with Ja- for example Jakub .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Macek, Jack, Pacek, Vacek, Wacek, Jasek, Janek, Lacek, Marek, Hasek

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Where is the Jacek family from?

You can see how Jacek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Jacek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Jacek families living in Cornwall. This was 100% of all the recorded Jacek's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Jacek families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jacek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jacek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jacek. 45% of Jacek men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Jacek women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacek were Welder and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Welder
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Cook
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 426 immigration records available for the last name Jacek. 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 Cards

There are 240 military records available for the last name Jacek. For the veterans among your Jacek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacek lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jacek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jacek in 1962 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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