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Nemec Family History

Nemec Surname Meaning

Czech (Němec) Slovak Slovenian and Croatian: ethnic name for a German or German-speaker from Czech Němec Slovak Slovenian and dialectal Croatian Nemec ‘German’ derived from Old Slavic němъ (Czech němý Slovak nemý Slovenian nem) ‘mute’ referring to an inability to speak an understandable (i.e. Slavic) language. Common Germanized forms of this name are Nemetz and Nemitz . Compare Hungarian Nemeth .

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


Similar surnames: Nemetz, Nemeth, Nemes, Remer, Niemiec, Demel, Nebel, Neier, Samec

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Where is the Nemec family from?

You can see how Nemec families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nemec family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Nemec families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Nemec family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Nemec's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Nemec families in 1891.
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What did your Nemec ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nemec. 21% of Nemec men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Nemec women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nemec were Machinist and Secretary. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Helper
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Helper
    8%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nemec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nemec 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nemec. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nemec. For the veterans among your Nemec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nemec lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Nemec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nemec in 1951 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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