Wanek Family History

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Wanek Name Meaning

Eastern German: from a borrowing of the Slavic personal name Vanek (see Vanek).

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

Similar surnames: Wank, Walek, Hanek, Waner, Janek, Wacek, Panek, Danek, Vanek, Wasik

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Wanek Family Origin

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Wanek Family Occupations

What did your Wanek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wanek. 28% of Wanek men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Wanek women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wanek were Carpenter and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housework

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

Wanek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wanek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wanek 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 814 immigration records available for the last name Wanek. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wanek. For the veterans among your Wanek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wanek Life Expectancy

What is the average Wanek lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wanek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wanek in 1958 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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