Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a wool-packer, from an agent
derivative of Middle English pack(en) ‘to pack’.
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle
Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an
occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool
trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down
into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack
animals to transport goods.
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