Lack Family History

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Lack Name Meaning

English: variant of Lake. North German: variant of Laack. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name László (see Laszlo).

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

Similar surnames: Luck, Sack, Lacko, Hack, Jack, Lach, Lauck, Black, Mack, Nack

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Lack Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lack name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Lack Family Origin

Where is the Lack family from?

Lack Family Occupations

What did your Lack ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Lack's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lack family was Tailor. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lack.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Tailor


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

Lack Historical Records

What Lack family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Lack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lack 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Lack. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lack. For the veterans among your Lack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lack Life Expectancy

What is the average Lack lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lack in 1948 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lack

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lack 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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