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Paek Family History

Paek Name Meaning

Korean: There is only one Chinese character for this surname. Although some sources indicate that there are 157 different clans of the Paek family, modern research has shown them all to have derived from a single clan, the Suwon Paek. The clan’s founding ancestor was named Paek U-kyong; he migrated to Korea from China in 780.

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

Similar surnames: Pak, Pae, Saeki, Paik, Baek, Pasek, Pack, Pavek, Park, Patek

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Where is the Paek family from?

You can see how Paek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Paek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Paek families living in Kentucky. This was about 15% of all the recorded Paek's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Paek families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Paek. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 504 census records available for the last name Paek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paek 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Paek. 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 179 military records available for the last name Paek. For the veterans among your Paek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paek lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Paek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Paek in 1964 was 72, and 60 in 2004.

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