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Clack Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Clac, which is from Old English Clacc or the Old Norse cognate Klakkr. As a personal name this is from a word meaning ‘lump’ and may have been used as a nickname for a large or thickset man. Reaney suggests that it could also be from clacker ‘chatterer’.

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


Similar surnames: Black, Slack, Clark, Flack, Back, Pack, Place, Clapp, Jack, Plank

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Where is the Clack family from?

You can see how Clack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clack families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 150 Clack families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Clack's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Clack families in 1911.
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What did your Clack ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Clack. 56% of Clack men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Clack women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clack were Student and Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Student
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Operator
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Clack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clack census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Clack. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Clack. For the veterans among your Clack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clack lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Clack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Clack in 1947 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

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