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Pack Family History

Pack Name Meaning

English (Kentish): from a medieval personal name, Pack, possibly a survival of the Old English personal name Pacca, although this is found only as a place name element and appears to have died out fairly early on in the Old English period. The Middle English personal name is more likely to be a derivative of the Latin Christian name Paschalis (see Pascal). Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a wholesale trader, from German Pack ‘package’ (see Packer). Anglicized form of Dutch Pak.

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


Similar surnames: Sack, Jack, Park, Pick, Back, Hack, Pace, Mack, Puck, Peck

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Where is the Pack family from?

You can see how Pack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pack families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 93 Pack families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Pack's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pack families in 1911.
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What did your Pack ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pack. 65% of Pack men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Pack women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pack were Accountant and Menagre.

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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
    65%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Accountant
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Income
    17%
  • Menagre
    17%
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Census Records

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Pack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pack 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pack. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Pack. For the veterans among your Pack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pack lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pack in 1943 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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