Horak Family History

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Horak Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Horák): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains, from a noun derivative of hora ‘mountain’.

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

Similar surnames: Hornak, Hora, Dolak, Borak, Horch, Hodak, Hoak, Hoar, Hoad, Oak

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Horak Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Horak name?

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

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Horak Family Origin

Where is the Horak family from?

Horak Family Occupations

What did your Horak ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Horak family was Cigar Fact.. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horak. The most common Horak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Horak's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cigar Fact.


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

Horak Historical Records

What Horak family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Horak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horak 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Horak. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Horak. For the veterans among your Horak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horak Life Expectancy

What is the average Horak lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Horak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Horak in 1942 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horak 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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