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Wack Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Wacken near Itzehoe. German: variant of Waack 1. French: perhaps derived from an old Flemish word wacque, a measure of weight (Middle Dutch wage ‘weight’), hence an occupational name for an official responsible for weighing produce (in particular produce paid as rent in kind), or else for one who was in charge of checking weights and measures used by merchants in a market.

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


Similar surnames: Wick, Back, Hack, Sack, Pack, Weck, Jack, Dack, Walk, Mack

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Wack Family Origin

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Wack Family Occupations

What did your Wack ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wack. The most common Wack occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Wack's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wack family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Wack Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wack 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wack. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wack. For the veterans among your Wack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wack Life Expectancy

What is the average Wack lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wack in 1945 was 61, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wack 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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