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Hack Family History

Hack Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a peddler (see Haack 1). North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge (see Heck 2). North German: perhaps also a topographic name from hach, hack ‘dirty, boggy water’. Frisian, Dutch, and North German: from a Frisian personal name, Hake. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish hak ‘axe’. English: variant of Hake 1.

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


Similar surnames: Hock, Haack, Sack, Heck, Hach, Back, Pack, Hawk, Huck, Hacke

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Where is the Hack family from?

You can see how Hack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hack families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 81 Hack families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Hack's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hack families in 1911.
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What did your Hack ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hack. 57% of Hack men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Hack women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hack were Gardener and Engineer.

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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
    57%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Farm Operator
    6%
  • Gardener
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    45%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Engineer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Hack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hack 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hack. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Hack. For the veterans among your Hack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hack lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Hack in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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