Hack Family History

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Hack Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a peddler (see Haack 1). North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge (see Heck 2). North German: perhaps also a topographic name from hach, hack ‘dirty, boggy water’. Frisian, Dutch, and North German: from a Frisian personal name, Hake. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish hak ‘axe’. English: variant of Hake 1.

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


Similar surnames: Hock, Haack, Sack, Heck, Hach, Back, Pack, Hawk, Huck, Hacke

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Hack Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hack name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hack. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    13%

  • European Jewish

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Hack Family Origin

Where is the Hack family from?

Hack Family Occupations

What did your Hack ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hack's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hack family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hack.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hack ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hack Historical Records

What Hack family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Hack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hack census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hack. 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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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Hack. For the veterans among your Hack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hack Life Expectancy

What is the average Hack lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Hack in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hack ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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