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Zak Family History

Zak Name Meaning
Polish (Zak), Czech (Žák), and Slovak (Žáik): nickname for a youthful or studious person, from Polish ?zak ‘student’, ‘schoolboy’. The original meaning of this word was ‘novice’, ‘candidate for the priesthood’, and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.

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

61,083 Historical Documents with Zak on Ancestry.com
25,590 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,308 Military Records
4,620 Immigration Records
13,437 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Zak Families

  • Number of Zak families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zak families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zak last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Zak Family Origin

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Zak Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Zak

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Zak Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Zak Civil War Service Records

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