History of your Surname
Get access to Bak family records.Start a free trial

Bak Family History

Bak Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian: from the medieval personal name Bak. This personal name probably existed in Polish and Ukrainian too, but Rymut derives the surname from bakac ‘to scold or yell’. Slovenian: unexplained. The Slovenian name comes from the southern part of the Kras region of southwestern Slovenia. Dutch: variant of Bakke. Korean: variant of Pak.

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


Similar surnames: Mak, Ban, Sak, Bar, Bank, Pak, Baka, Rak, Ba, Bake

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Bak family from?

You can see how Bak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bak family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bak's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bak families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bak. 37% of Bak men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bak women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bak were Farm Laborer and Laborer.

View Census data for Bak | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Machine Operator
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Bak family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Bak

Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Bak immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bak. For the veterans among your Bak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bak military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bak family history.

Discover More

What is the average Bak lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bak in 1942 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bak

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Bak family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial