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Mack Name Meaning

Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus). North German, Dutch, and French (Alsace): from the Germanic personal name Macco, Makko, a pet form of a compound name with the initial element mag- ‘kinsman’. Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish names beginning M(a)c-.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Jack, Tack, Mace, Pack, Sack, Mak, Mick, Back, Mock

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Where is the Mack family from?

You can see how Mack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mack families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 113 Mack families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mack's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mack families in 1840.
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What did your Mack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mack. 22% of Mack men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mack women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mack were Farm Laborer and Laundress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 322,000 census records available for the last name Mack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mack census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Mack. 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 Cards

There are 67,000 military records available for the last name Mack. For the veterans among your Mack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mack lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mack in 1940 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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