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Marshak Family History

Marshak Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from the first letters of the Hebrew expression Morenu Harav Rabbi Shmuel Koidanover ‘our teacher Rabbi Samuel Koidanover’ the name of a talmudic scholar and preacher from eastern Europe who lived in the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Marsh, Marchuk, Warshaw, Maslak, Marshall, Marchal, Marshman, Marsman

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Where is the Marshak family from?

You can see how Marshak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marshak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Marshak families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 10 Marshak families living in Iowa. This was about 48% of all the recorded Marshak's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Marshak families in 1880.
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What did your Marshak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Painter and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marshak. 25% of Marshak men worked as a Painter and 56% of Marshak women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marshak were Clerk and Operator. .

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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

  • Painter
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • None
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Marshak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marshak 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 571 immigration records available for the last name Marshak. 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 298 military records available for the last name Marshak. For the veterans among your Marshak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marshak lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Marshak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marshak in 1952 was 46, and 92 in 2004.

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