go refers to he or it[1]. cek is a common ending for Czech names, a cognomen similar to ski or ska found commonly at the end of Polish names. cek refers to somebody who came from somewhere else[2]. Of the 20,000 most common surnames in Poland, only 28 end in cek[3]. The Polish name of Gocek may owe its suffix to the proximity of those sharing the name to the Czech border[4].

Proper nounEdit

Gocek m

  1. A surname; the 11,343rd most common surname in Poland[5] and 116,835th most common name recorded by the USA's 2000 census[6].

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Poltran online translator
  2. ^ Novotni surname description
  3. ^ 20,000 most popular surnames in Poland
  4. ^ Gocek genealogy
  5. ^ 20,000 most popular surnames in Poland
  6. ^ USA Census 2000