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Tack Name Meaning

from a reduced form of Frisian Tjadeke, a pet form of any of several compound personal names with the first element thiod- (from Germanic theudo- ‘people’, ‘race’; compare Tabbert 2). alternatively from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German tac ‘day’ + berht ‘bright’. alternatively, perhaps from tak ‘twig’, ‘sprout’, ‘branch’, Middle Low German tack(e) ‘twig’. This may have been an ironic nickname for a big man, or a nickname for a hard worker.

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


Similar surnames: Mack, Sack, Tock, Jack, Back, Pack, Bick, Tuck, Rack, Stack

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Where is the Tack family from?

You can see how Tack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tack families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Tack families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Tack's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Tack families in 1840.
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What did your Tack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tack. 22% of Tack men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Tack women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tack were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Tack. For the veterans among your Tack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tack lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Tack in 1944 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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