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Mak Name Meaning

Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 麥 see Mai Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 墨 see Mo Also variant Romanization of the surname 莫 see Mo Polish and Ukrainian; Hungarian (Mák): from a short form of the personal name Makary (Polish) Makar (Ukrainian) Makár (Hungarian) equivalents of Greek Makarios ‘blessed’ a Christian saint's name. Polish Jewish (Ashkenazic) Slovak Slovenian and Croatian: metonymic occupational name for someone who grew poppies or a nickname for someone with a red face from Slavic mak ‘poppy’. It may also be a topographic name. As a Jewish name it is artificial. Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Makko a pet form of a compound name with the first element māg- ‘kinsman’. Compare Mack .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: May, Mark, Sak, Man, Mar, Mok, Bak, Mako, Rak, Max

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Where is the Mak family from?

You can see how Mak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 80 Mak families living in British Columbia. This was about 76% of all the recorded Mak's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Mak families in 1911.
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What did your Mak ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cook was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mak. 24% of Mak men worked as a Cook. .

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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

  • Cook
  • Laundry
  • Farmer
  • Waiter
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mak 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Mak. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Mak. For the veterans among your Mak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mak lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Mak in 1951 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

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