Mack Family History

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Mack Name Meaning

Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus). North German, Dutch, and French (Alsace): from the Germanic personal name Macco, Makko, a pet form of a compound name with the initial element mag- ‘kinsman’. Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish names beginning M(a)c-.

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


Similar surnames: Mark, Jack, Tack, Mace, Pack, Sack, Mak, Mick, Back, Mock

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Mack Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mack name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    8%

  • Benin/Togo

    6%

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Mack Family Origin

Where is the Mack family from?

Mack Family Occupations

What did your Mack ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mack. The most common Mack occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Mack's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Mack family was Coal Miner.

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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

Mack Historical Records

What Mack family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 322,000 census records available for the last name Mack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mack 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Mack. 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 67,000 military records available for the last name Mack. For the veterans among your Mack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mack Life Expectancy

What is the average Mack lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mack in 1940 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mack

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mack 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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