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Tack Name Meaning

North German Dutch and Flemish: from Middle Low German tack(e) Middle Dutch tac ‘twig branch’ possibly a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn with the sign of a branch or perhaps a metaphoric (ironic) nickname. e.g. for a big man. Compare Dutch Tak . North German East Frisian North Frisian West Frisian Dutch and Flemish: from a shortened form of the Frisian personal name Tjadeke or of any other pet form of a compound name based on the ancient Germanic element theud ‘people race’ (compare Tabbert ). This surname is very rare in North East and West Frisia. North German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German tac ‘day’ + berht ‘bright’. English (Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire; of Norman origin): variant of Tagg .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Tack families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Tack's in 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 USA 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Proprietor
  • Housekeeper
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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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