Shack Family History

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Shack Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch and North German Schaack.

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

Similar surnames: Shaak, Hack, Shock, Schack, Slack, Shuck, Shank, Sacks, Stack, Smack

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Shack Family Origin

Where is the Shack family from?

Shack Family Occupations

What did your Shack ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Miller and Hat Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shack. A less common occupation for the Shack family was Keeping House. The most common Shack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Shack's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Miller

  • Hat Finisher

  • Keeping House


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

Shack Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shack 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 931 immigration records available for the last name Shack. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shack. For the veterans among your Shack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shack Life Expectancy

What is the average Shack lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Shack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shack in 1955 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shack

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shack 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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