Lacks Family History

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Lacks Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Lachs (see Lax 1).

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


Similar surnames: Laks, Sacks, Zacks, Backs, Laucks, Lucks, Lass, Waks, Lack, Lasky

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Lacks Family Origin

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Lacks Family Occupations

What did your Lacks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Checking Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lacks. 15% of Lacks men worked as a Builders Checking Clerk and 43% of Lacks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lacks were Hairdresser and Retired (drapery Trade)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Checking Clerk
    15%
  • Doctor Psychiatrist L R C P S
    15%
  • Fruiterer
    15%
  • Hairdresser
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Dental Surgein D M D
    15%
  • No Occupation
    15%
  • Retired (drapery Trade)
    15%

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

Lacks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lacks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lacks 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 717 immigration records available for the last name Lacks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lacks. For the veterans among your Lacks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lacks Life Expectancy

What is the average Lacks lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lacks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Lacks in 1960 was 52, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lacks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lacks 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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