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Origin and popularity of the name FLACK


Flack : 1: English: from Middle English flak ‘sod turf block of peat’ (as found in the placename Flatmoor in Cambridgeshire recorded as Flackemore in 1221 ) and hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a turf cutter. Compare Flagg 1.2: English: variant of Fleck.3: German: variant of Flak.4: German: dialect form of Fleck. This is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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