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Pekar Family History

Pekar Name Meaning

Czech (Pekař) Slovak (mainly Pekár) Rusyn (in Slovakia spelled Pekár) Ukrainian and Croatian: occupational name from Czech pekař Slovak pekár Rusyn Ukrainian and Croatian pekar ‘baker’. Compare Baker .

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


Similar surnames: Pear, Piekarz, Spehar, Puskar, Penka, Spear, Tokar, Pekarek, Peper

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Where is the Pekar family from?

You can see how Pekar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pekar family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pekar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Pekar families living in Ohio. This was about 48% of all the recorded Pekar's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pekar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pekar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pekar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pekar. 23% of Pekar men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Pekar women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pekar were Tailor and Housework. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Tailor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pekar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pekar 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pekar. 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 998 military records available for the last name Pekar. For the veterans among your Pekar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pekar lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pekar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pekar in 1952 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

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