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Dudek Name Meaning

Polish Czech and Slovak: nickname from Polish and Czech dudek ‘hoopoe’ with reference to some attribute of the bird such as its repetitive call or its bright plumage. In Polish the word also means ‘simpleton’ and this may have contributed to the Polish surname.

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

Similar surnames: Dudik, Turek, Rudek, Hudek, Ruzek, Dube, Hudak, Kurek, Dusek, Duke

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Where is the Dudek family from?

You can see how Dudek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dudek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dudek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Dudek families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Dudek's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dudek families in 1891.
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What did your Dudek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dudek. 24% of Dudek men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dudek women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dudek were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dudek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dudek. For the veterans among your Dudek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dudek lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dudek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dudek in 1944 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

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