Wacker Family History

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Wacker Name Meaning

German: nickname for a bold or energetic person, from Middle High German wacker ‘fresh’, ‘lively’, ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.

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

Similar surnames: Acker, Hacker, Wicker, Zacker, Tacker, Packer, Backer, Waker, Wecker

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Wacker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wacker name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Wacker Family Origin

Where is the Wacker family from?

Wacker Family Occupations

What did your Wacker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Tailor, Builder and Coalminer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wacker. The most common Wacker occupation in the UK was Tailor. 22% of Wacker's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Wacker family was Confectioner.

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  • Tailor

  • Builder

  • Coalminer

  • Confectioner


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

Wacker Historical Records

What Wacker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Wacker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wacker 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Wacker. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wacker. For the veterans among your Wacker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wacker Life Expectancy

What is the average Wacker lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wacker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wacker in 1947 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wacker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wacker 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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