Zak Name Meaning

Polish (Zak), Czech (Žák), and Slovak (Žáik): nickname for a youthful or studious person, from Polish ?zak ‘student’, ‘schoolboy’. The original meaning of this word was ‘novice’, ‘candidate for the priesthood’, and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.

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


Similar surnames: Rak, Oak, Bak, Mak, Zuk, Lau, Sak, Zank, Pas, Zysk

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Zak Family Origin

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Zak Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Stone Cutter

    21%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Segar Maker

    11%

In 1880, Farmer, Stone Cutter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zak. The most common Zak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Zak's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zak family was Segar Maker.

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Zak Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Zak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Zak in 1952 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zak

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