Paek Family History

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Paek Name Meaning

Korean: There is only one Chinese character for this surname. Although some sources indicate that there are 157 different clans of the Paek family, modern research has shown them all to have derived from a single clan, the Suwon Paek. The clan’s founding ancestor was named Paek U-kyong; he migrated to Korea from China in 780.

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

Similar surnames: Pak, Pae, Saeki, Paik, Baek, Pasek, Pack, Pavek, Park, Patek

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Paek Family Origin

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Paek Family Occupations

What did your Paek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Paek.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer

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Paek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 504 census records available for the last name Paek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 292 immigration records available for the last name Paek. 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 Card

There are 179 military records available for the last name Paek. For the veterans among your Paek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paek Life Expectancy

What is the average Paek lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Paek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Paek in 1964 was 72, and 60 in 2004.

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