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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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Where is the Wack family from?

You can see how Wack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wack families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Wack families living in New Jersey. This was about 29% of all the recorded Wack's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Wack families in 1840.
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What did your Wack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wack. 20% of Wack men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Wack women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wack were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 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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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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