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Brack Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a master of hunting dogs or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a hunting dog Middle High German bracke. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German brake ‘brushwood’ also ‘breach point in the dyke’ or a habitational name from any of the places called Braack and Brake in northern Germany. Swiss German: nickname for a slow or clumsy person. English: possibly from a Middle English singular noun brack (found only as a surname) a possible variant of brache (a word of Old French origin normally found only in the plural) denoting one of a pair or pack of hounds that hunt by scent (compare 1 above). Irish: from Ó Bric see Brick or from the adjectival epithet breac ‘speckled’. Irish: variant of Breakey .

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

Similar surnames: Brock, Back, Brace, Krack, Brick, Beck, Brach, Bruck, Rock, Baack

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Where is the Brack family from?

You can see how Brack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brack families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Brack families living in Georgia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Brack's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Brack families in 1840.
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What did your Brack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brack. 25% of Brack men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Brack women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brack were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Brack. For the veterans among your Brack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brack lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Brack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brack in 1950 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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