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Jacks Family History

Jacks Name Meaning

English (Shropshire and Midlands): variant of Jack with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The name was sometimes misleadingly 'Frenchified' in the 16th and 17th centuries to Jacques as though from the French name equivalent to English James . North German: patronymic from Jack Compare Yax .

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

Similar surnames: Jacka, Backs, Macks, Jaecks, Jack, Hack, Tjarks, Lack, Hicks, Bucks

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Where is the Jacks family from?

You can see how Jacks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jacks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jacks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 151 Jacks families living in Shropshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Jacks's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Jacks families in 1891.
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What did your Jacks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jacks. 14% of Jacks men worked as a Bricklayer and 77% of Jacks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jacks were Farm Labourer 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

  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Jacks. For the veterans among your Jacks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jacks lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Jacks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jacks in 1943 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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