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Ek Family History

Ek Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from ek ‘oak’.

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

Similar surnames: Eck, Sek, Elk, Eick, Elo, Erk, Mak, Beck, Leu, Mu

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Where is the Ek family from?

You can see how Ek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Ek family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ek's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ek families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ek. 19% of Ek men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ek women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ek were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ek 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Ek. 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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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ek. For the veterans among your Ek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ek lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ek in 1945 was 22, and 63 in 2004.

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