Rak Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature. In Polish, the word is found in several idioms, for example, czerwony jak rak ‘red as a lobster’. In Slovenian, it only means ‘crayfish’.

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


Similar surnames: Raak, Mak, Bak, Zak, Ras, Sak, Rake, Rank, Oak, Ram

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Rak Family Origin

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Rak Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rak. 80% of Rak men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rak women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rak were Sailor and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Sailor
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Servant
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rak Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Rak Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rak in 1953 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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