Zak Name Meaning

Polish (Zak), Czech (Žák), and Slovak (Žáik): nickname for a youthful or studious person, from Polish ?zak ‘student’, ‘schoolboy’. The original meaning of this word was ‘novice’, ‘candidate for the priesthood’, and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.

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

Similar surnames: Rak, Oak, Bak, Mak, Zuk, Lau, Sak, Zank, Pas, Zysk

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Zak Family Origin

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Zak Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Zak.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Zak in 1952 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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