Slack Name Meaning

English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region). It may also be an Americanized spelling of Slovenian Slak, a nickname from slak ‘bindweed’.

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


Similar surnames: Black, Clack, Sack, Stock, Flack, Stack, Place, Spack, Jack, Plack

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Slack Family Origin

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Slack Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Slack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Slack's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Slack family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slack.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Slack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Slack in 1941 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slack

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