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Jack Family History

Jack Name Meaning
Scottish and English: from a Middle English personal name, Jakke, from Old French Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus, which is the source of both Jacob and James. As a family name in Britain, this is almost exclusively Scottish.English and Welsh: from the same personal name as 1, taken as a pet form of John.German (also Jäck): from a short form of the personal name Jacob.Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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468,008 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,239 Military Records
39,705 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Jack Families

  • Number of Jack families
     158 - 313
     53 - 157
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jack families
     187 - 372
     63 - 186
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jack families
     765 - 1,528
     256 - 764
     1 - 255
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jack Family Origin

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Jack Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jack

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Jack Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Jack Civil War Service Records

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