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Knesek Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Czech Knězek or Kněžek: nickname from a pet form of kněz (see Knez ).

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


Similar surnames: Kness, Kneen, Pesek, Kosek, Diesel, Koubek, Keesee, Knee, Nese

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Where is the Knesek family from?

You can see how Knesek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knesek family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Knesek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Knesek families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Knesek's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Knesek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knesek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knesek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Knesek. 67% of Knesek men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
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What Knesek family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 465 census records available for the last name Knesek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knesek 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 64 immigration records available for the last name Knesek. 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 170 military records available for the last name Knesek. For the veterans among your Knesek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knesek lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Knesek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Knesek in 1959 was 48, and 21 in 2004.

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