Rak Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature. In Polish, the word is found in several idioms, for example, czerwony jak rak ‘red as a lobster’. In Slovenian, it only means ‘crayfish’.

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

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Rak Family Origin

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Rak Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    100%

In 1880, the most common Rak occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Rak's were Laborers.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Rak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rak in 1953 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rak

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