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Bak Name Meaning

Czech Slovak and Hungarian: from the old personal name Bak which can be a short form of the personal names beginning with Ba- or a Hungarian name probably from bak ‘billy goat he-goat’. It is also a nickname derived from this word denoting a womanizer a ladies’ man. Polish: nickname from Old Polish bakać ‘to scold or yell (at someone)’. Polish and Jewish (from Poland) (Bąk): nickname from Polish bąk ‘horse-fly’ ‘bittern’ or ‘eagle-owl’; in the first of these senses probably a nickname for an irritating person. Compare Bonk . Croatian and Slovenian: nickname from Croatian and dialectal Slovenian bak ‘bull’. Dutch: variant of Back 6. Korean: variant of Pak 7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 麥 see Mai 8: Chinese: alternative Cantonese form of the surnames 白 and 柏 see Bai 1 and

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


Similar surnames: Mak, Ban, Sak, Bar, Bank, Pak, Baka, Rak, Ba, Bake

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You can see how Bak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Bak families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Bak's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bak families in 1911.
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What did your Bak ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bak. 50% of Bak men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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What is the average Bak lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bak in 1942 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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