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Flack Name Meaning

English: probably from Middle English flack, flak ‘turf’, ‘sod’ (as found in the place name Flatmoor, in Cambridgeshire), and hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a turf cutter. North German: topographic name probably derived from a lost word denoting stagnant water.

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


Similar surnames: Fleck, Black, Flach, Slack, Plack, Flock, Flak, Clack, Plank, Hack

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Where is the Flack family from?

You can see how Flack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flack families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 25 Flack families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Flack's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Flack families in 1840.
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What did your Flack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Flack. 16% of Flack men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Flack women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flack were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Flack. 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.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Flack. For the veterans among your Flack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flack lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Flack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Flack in 1943 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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