Drakes Family History

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Drakes Name Meaning

English: variant of Drake. In some cases, perhaps an Americanized form of a like-sounding cognate in some other language.

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

Similar surnames: Drake, Dravis, Rakes, Draves, Dragos, Dickes, Rokes, Oakes, Dawes

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Drakes Family Origin

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Drakes Family Occupations

What did your Drakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drakes. A less common occupation for the Drakes family was Ag Lab Forman. The most common Drakes occupation in the UK was Farmer. 34% of Drakes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Ag Lab Forman


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

Drakes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Drakes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drakes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Drakes. 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 578 military records available for the last name Drakes. For the veterans among your Drakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drakes Life Expectancy

What is the average Drakes lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Drakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Drakes in 1959 was 42, and 54 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drakes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drakes 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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