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Flak Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from flak ‘bowel’, ‘gut’, also ‘rag’. German and Danish: according to Søndergaard, a topographic or field name, from Low German flak ‘swampy grassland’, ‘shallow water’. German: topographic name for someone who lived in flat terrain, from Middle High German vlak ‘flat’, or, according to Bahlow, a variant of Flake.

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

Similar surnames: Flack, Flad, Lau, Plack, Raak, Flake, Flax, Blank, Flam, Dolak

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Where is the Flak family from?

You can see how Flak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Flak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Flak families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Flak's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Flak families in 1911.
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What did your Flak ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Flak. 80% of Flak men worked as a 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
  • Fisherman
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Flak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flak 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 898 immigration records available for the last name Flak. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Flak. For the veterans among your Flak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flak lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Flak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Flak in 1959 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

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