Slack Family History

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Slack Name Meaning

English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region). It may also be an Americanized spelling of Slovenian Slak, a nickname from slak ‘bindweed’.

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

Similar surnames: Black, Clack, Sack, Stock, Flack, Stack, Place, Spack, Jack, Plack

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Slack Family Origin

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Slack Family Occupations

What did your Slack ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Slack. 10% of Slack men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Slack women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Slack were Colliery Hewer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife

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

Slack Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 145,000 census records available for the last name Slack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slack 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Slack. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Slack. For the veterans among your Slack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slack Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Slack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Slack in 1941 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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