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Pack Name Meaning

English (Kentish): from a medieval personal name, Pack, possibly a survival of the Old English personal name Pacca, although this is found only as a place name element and appears to have died out fairly early on in the Old English period. The Middle English personal name is more likely to be a derivative of the Latin Christian name Paschalis (see Pascal). Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a wholesale trader, from German Pack ‘package’ (see Packer). Anglicized form of Dutch Pak.

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


Similar surnames: Sack, Jack, Park, Pick, Back, Hack, Pace, Mack, Puck, Peck

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Pack Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pack name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    57%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Pack Family Origin

Where is the Pack family from?

Pack Family Occupations

What did your Pack ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pack. A less common occupation for the Pack family was Farm Laborer. The most common Pack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Pack's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Pack Historical Records

What Pack family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Pack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pack 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pack. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Pack. For the veterans among your Pack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pack Life Expectancy

What is the average Pack lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pack in 1943 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pack

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pack 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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