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Sack Surname Meaning

German Flemish Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name either for a maker of sacks or bags or for someone who carried sacks from Middle High German sack Middle Dutch sack sac ‘sack’. German: nickname for a plump person from Middle High German sac ‘bag belly’. German: topographic name from Middle High German sack ‘sack end of a valley or area of cultivation’. Dutch: from a variant of Zack a short form of the personal name Zacharias or Isaak (see Isaac ). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from the first letters of the Hebrew phrase Zera Keshodim ‘Seed of the Holy’ (referring to martyred ancestors) or from a short form of the personal name Isaac. Compare Zak .

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


Similar surnames: Sak, Hack, Pack, Back, Jack, Beck, Tack, Bick, Slack, Mack

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Where is the Sack family from?

You can see how Sack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sack family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sack families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 140 Sack families living in Essex. This was about 35% of all the recorded Sack's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Sack families in 1891.
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What did your Sack 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 Sack. 24% of Sack men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Sack women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sack were Carpenter joiner (heavy Wo and Housewife. .

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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
    24%
  • Carpenter joiner
    18%
  • No Occupation
    12%
  • Carpenter joiner (heavy Wo
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Dress Machinist
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Sack lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sack in 1943 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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