Eakes Name Meaning

Family tradition has it that this name is from northern Ireland, perhaps an Anglicized form of Scottish McEachin. This is consistent with the Anglicized form of other names of Gaelic origin. Alternatively, it may be an Americanized spelling of German Eckes.

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

Similar surnames: Eales, Oakes, Eckes, Eaker, Takes, Eanes, Jakes, Yakes, Akes, Bares

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Eakes Family Origin

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Eakes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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In 1880, the most common Eakes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Eakes's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eakes. A less common occupation for the Eakes family was Farm Laborer.

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Eakes Historical Records

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Eakes Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Eakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Eakes in 1956 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eakes

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