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Deak Name Meaning

Hungarian (Deák): occupational or status name for a scribe or a cleric or someone (else) who could write in medieval Latin from deák ‘scholar learned man’ (vocabulary variant is diák; see Diak ) and ultimately from Greek diakonos ‘deacon’. This surname is also found in Slovakia. Scottish (Glasgow): variant of Deek itself a variant of Dick with lowering and lengthening of the vowel.

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

Similar surnames: Dean, Peak, Deal, Deam, Deck, Dear, Deas, Denk, Raak, Dede

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Where is the Deak family from?

You can see how Deak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Deak families living in Lancashire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Deak's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Deak families in 1891.
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What did your Deak ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Deak. 75% of Deak women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Deak. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Deak. For the veterans among your Deak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deak lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Deak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deak in 1953 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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