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Hack Surname Meaning

German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hac(c)o a short form of a compound name beginning with the element hag ‘hedge enclosure’. German and Dutch: occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter (see Hacker ). North German: occupational name for a peddler (see Haack ). North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge (see Heck ). North German: perhaps also a topographic name from hach hack ‘dirty boggy water’. English: from the early Middle English personal name Acke or (with prosthetic H-) Hake which is an Anglo-Scandinavian pet form of Old Scandinavian Áskell (see Haskell ).7: English: alternatively a borrowing of Middle Dutch Hakke a de-nasalized variant of Hanke which is a Flemish and Picard pet form of John .8: English: nickname from Middle English hak ‘unsparing ruthless’.9: Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish hak ‘axe’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hock, Haack, Sack, Heck, Hach, Back, Pack, Hawk, Huck, Hacke

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Where is the Hack family from?

You can see how Hack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hack families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 242 Hack families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Hack's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hack families in 1891.
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What did your Hack ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hack. 22% of Hack men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Hack women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hack were Railway Clerk and 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Railway Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hack. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Hack. For the veterans among your Hack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hack lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Hack in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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