Clack Family History

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Clack Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Clac, which is from Old English Clacc or the Old Norse cognate Klakkr. As a personal name this is from a word meaning ‘lump’ and may have been used as a nickname for a large or thickset man. Reaney suggests that it could also be from clacker ‘chatterer’.

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

Similar surnames: Black, Slack, Clark, Flack, Back, Pack, Place, Clapp, Jack, Plank

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Clack Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Clack name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Clack. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Clack Family Origin

Where is the Clack family from?

Clack Family Occupations

What did your Clack ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clack. A less common occupation for the Clack family was Grocer. The most common Clack occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Clack's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Grocer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clack ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clack Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Clack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clack 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Clack. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Clack. For the veterans among your Clack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clack Life Expectancy

What is the average Clack lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Clack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Clack in 1947 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clack

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clack ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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