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Vanicek Name Meaning

Czech (Vaníček): from a pet form of the personal name Váňa itself a pet form of Václav (see Vaclav ).

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

Similar surnames: Vasicek, Vanecek, Janicek, Janecek, Janacek, Vacek, Pavlicek, Vanek

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Where is the Vanicek family from?

You can see how Vanicek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vanicek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Vanicek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Vanicek families living in Nebraska. This was 100% of all the recorded Vanicek's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Vanicek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vanicek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vanicek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Vanicek. 17% of Vanicek men worked as a Carpenter. .

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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

  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Miner
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What Vanicek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 874 census records available for the last name Vanicek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vanicek 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 302 immigration records available for the last name Vanicek. 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 472 military records available for the last name Vanicek. For the veterans among your Vanicek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vanicek lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Vanicek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Vanicek in 1949 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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