Jack Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a Middle English personal name, Jakke, from Old French Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus, which is the source of both Jacob and James. As a family name in Britain, this is almost exclusively Scottish. English and Welsh: from the same personal name as 1, taken as a pet form of John. German (also Jäck): from a short form of the personal name Jacob. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Jack Family Origin

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Jack Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jack family was Farming. The most common Jack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Jack's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jack.

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Jack Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Jack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jack in 1946 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jack

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